The key findings from the Quarterly Provisional Estimates Q1 2011 include:
- There were 1,870 people killed and 24,770 killed or seriously injured (KSI), in reported road accidents in the year ending March 2011. This represents a fall of 10 and 5 per cent respectively compared to the previous 12 month period.
- There were 208,150 casualties (slight injuries, serious injuries and fatalities), 5 per cent less than the year ending March 2010.
- Total reported child casualties (ages 0-15) fell by 3 per cent to 19,810 with those killed or seriously injured down 4 per cent (2,510), compared with the year ending March 2010.
- The number of injury road accidents reported to the police fell by 5 per cent (to 154,030) and the number of fatal accidents by 8 per cent (to 1,770) compared with the 12-month period ending March 2010.
- Motor vehicle traffic levels fell by 0.7 per cent compared to the 12 month period ending March 2010.
- The increases in levels of traffic and accidents in the first quarter of 2011 relative to the same period in 2010 are likely to be influenced by the heavy snowfall in the first quarter of 2010. The number of road traffic accidents in the first quarter 2010 was reduced compared to previous and subsequent years.
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