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  • Release date: 12 October 2010
  • Period covered: 2010
A report showing data on the mode of transport used by students and travel casualties.

The key points from this release are:

  • the School Transport 2009-10 survey showed that 110,400 students used the learner travel as provided by local authorities on 1 September 2009
  • 90 per cent of single decker buses in use on the date of the survey (1 September 2009) had seat belts fitted compared to 35 per cent of double decker buses
  • 92 per cent of double decker buses in use on the date of the survey were registered before 1 October 2001
  • 91 per cent of domestic addresses in Wales are within 3 mile road distance of at least 1 primary school, with 81 per cent of domestic addresses in Wales within 3 mile road distance of at least 1 secondary school
  • killed or seriously injured (KSI) school pupil casualties have decreased by 31 per cent over the period 2005-09, with slight casualties decreasing by 29 per cent over the same period
  • 61 per cent of child casualties on a journey to or from school in 2008-09 occurred when a child walked to school, compared to 20 per cent as a passenger in a car and 10 per cent as a passenger in a bus or coach.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 6960
E-mail: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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