Title: Police recorded road accidents, 2017 (Wales): Revised
Organisation: Welsh Assembly Government/Road Safety Wales
Date uploaded: 12th September 2018
Date published/launched: August 2018
The Welsh Government figures show that 103 people were killed on Welsh roads in 2017 – the same number as in 2016.
However, the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) fell by 4% from 1,108 in 2016 to 1,064 in 2017 – while the total number of casualties fell by 9% to 6,202.
Looking at road user type, for each of the main four categories – vehicle users (car, taxi and minibus), pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists – there were year-on-year falls in KSI casualties.
Vehicle user KSIs fell by 5% to 469; pedestrian KSIs by 5% to 189; motorcyclists by 1% to 252; and cyclists by 3% to 112.
Vulnerable road users (pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists) accounted for 52% of KSIs – up 1% from 2016 – while vehicle occupants accounted for 44% – down 1%.
Looking at age, there were 72 KSIs among children (under 16 years) – 26% fewer than the average for the previous three years (97).
There were also 235 KSIs among young people (aged 16-24 years) – 11% fewer than the average for the previous three years (265).
In total, there were 4,556 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police in 2017, a year-on-year fall of 7%.
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