Road crashes

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Road crashes

We all use roads in some way, by driving, riding, walking or travelling as a passenger, and we depend on them to obtain goods and services

Roads are essential to our everyday lives. We all use them in some way, by driving, riding, walking or travelling as a passenger, and we depend on them to obtain goods and services.

Unfortunately, this comes at a price, which includes people being killed and injured. The table below provides an overview of the numbers of people killed or injured on the roads in Great Britain in 2016, by road user group.

Table 1: Reported road casualties by severity and road user group, 2016

  Killed Seriously injured All severities
Pedestrians 448 5,140 23,550
Pedal cyclists 102 3,397 18,477
Motorcycle users 319 5,533 19,297
Car occupants 816 8,975 109,046
Total* 1,792 24,101 181,384

*includes all road users


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