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Road deaths at an all-time annual low

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Last year, there were 1,857 people killed in British road accidents reported to the police - 16% fewer than in 2009 and the lowest total since records began in 1926.

In 2010, a total of  22,660 people were reported killed or seriously injured.  This was  8% less than in 2009.

There were 208,655 casualties (slight injuries, serious injuries and deaths) in road accidents reported to the police last year.  This was 6% less than in 2009.

Motor vehicle traffic levels fell by 2% compared with 2009.

Publishing the statistics, the Department for Transport said "very few, if any" road accident deaths were not reported to the police.

This big dip in deaths is a massive achievement.

Are the reductions due to two harsh winters and the recession or is it down to advances in car safety?  What is your view?

Kaye Mansbridge
Legal Executive - Personal Injury Team.

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