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Motorcycle user casualties

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  • Release date: 30 July 2013
  • Period covered: 2012
An report which includes information on the risks of motorcycling, bike engine capacity, time of accidents, local conditions and casualties by age, gender, junction location and local authority area.

Key points

  • In 2012, there were 26 motorcyclist fatalities on Welsh roads. This is not an unusual figure, as between 1986 and 2012 the number of motorcyclist fatalities has varied between a low of 18 fatalities during a year (in 1993) and a high of 42 fatalities (in 2003 and 2007).
  • In 2012, there were 187 seriously injured motorcyclist casualties, giving the total number killed or seriously injured (KSI) at 213 casualties during the year.
  • The number of KSI motorcyclists in 2012 was the lowest figure since Welsh records began in 1979.
  • There were 414 slightly injured motorcyclist casualties; this figure was higher than the number of slight casualties in both 2010 and 2011.


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