Government Figures Highlight Sharp Rise In Road Deaths In 2014

380 People Killed On British Roads In First Three Months Of The Year

07.08.2014

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New government figures have estimated that the number of road deaths increased dramatically in the first three months of 2014.

The statistics revealed that 380 people were killed on Britain’s roads in the period between January and March, a 13 per cent rise on the number of fatalities in the same period in 2013.

The latest figures showed that the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSIs) increased by 16 per cent in the period, while cyclist KSIs rose by 27 per cent to 690 in the three-month period.

A total of 5,500 incidents of deaths and serious injuries occurred in the first quarter of the year, which represents a 17 per cent rise, while the number of slight injuries also grew by 16 per cent.

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