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Reported road casualties Great Britain: provisional estimates Q3 2012

This release presents quarterly statistics on road safety in Great Britain.

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Reported road casualties in Great Britain: Quarterly provisional estimates

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This publication presents statistics on personal injury accidents in the year ending September 2012 on public roads (including footways) in Great Britain, which became known to the police within 30 days.

The Quarterly Provisional Estimates series provides in-year estimates of personal injury road accidents and their casualties. These are published to allow emerging trends to be monitored between the publications of annual figures.

Key points:

  • For reported road accidents in the year ending September 2012, there were 1,760 fatalities, a 7% drop from the year ending September 2011 figure (1,883). However, the number of people killed or seriously injured rose to 24,860, a 2% increase compared with the year ending September 2011 figure (24,473).
  • Both pedestrian and all road user child KSIs (ages 0-15) fell by 1% between the years ending September 2011 and 2012.
  • The number of fatal accidents on major roads (motorways and A roads) fell by 9% and the number of fatal or serious accidents fell by 2%. However, fatal and serious accidents rose by 5% on minor roads
  • There were a total number of 197,730 casualties from 146,980 accidents in the year ending September 2012. These figures represent a 3% fall from the year ending September 2011 for both casualties (from 204,211) and accidents (from 151,162).
  • In comparison, motor vehicle traffic levels rose by 0.2% compared with 12 month period ending September 2011.

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