Road deaths decline over 2012

16 August 2012


The UK’s roads are becoming safer after a report by the Department for Transport (DfT) showed a slight decline in the amount of deaths on the country’s highways in the past year.

In the ‘Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Quarterly Provisional Estimates’ the organisation noted a one per cent drop for the amount of people being killed in road accidents over 2012, falling to 1,870 from 1,881 in 2011.

However, despite the positive figures regarding the amount of deaths, there was less cheerfulness in terms of people being seriously injured as the statistic grew by one per cent up from 24,849 to 25,210 in the past 12 months.

There was more cause for optimism as the amount of child deaths, aged between zero and 15, was also down by three per cent as well as those being seriously injured also dropping by two per cent, giving more signs that the UK’s roads are slowly becoming safer.

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