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RSF comment on Road Casualties 2011

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Posted: 28-Jun-2012

Today government announced the first road casualty increase since 2003 despite a levelling off in vehicle traffic levels.

Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2011 shows that the annual number of people killed in road accidents increased by 3% from 1,850 in 2010 to 1,901 in 2011 - the first increase since 2003. The number killed or seriously injured rose by 2% from 25,023 to 24,510, the first annual increase since 1994.

In the last decade, the reduction in road deaths has largely come from improved 'passive' safety in new vehicles, such as lairbags and crumple zones feeding through the vehicle fleet.