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Pedestrian road casualties

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  • Release date: 23 July 2013
  • Period covered: 2012
An annual report which includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit, location of pedestrian when hit, type of vehicle involved and time of accident.

Key points

  • In 2012, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) totalled 203 – their lowest levels since 1979.
  • Since 1979, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured has dropped by 79 per cent.
  • Casualties classed as slightly injured numbered 1,007 in 2012 – a drop of some 66 per cent since 1979.
  • The number of child KSI pedestrian casualties totalled just 53 in 2012, 35 per cent lower than the previous year and 85 per cent lower than in 1979.
  • Child pedestrian casualties account for around a third of all pedestrian casualties.
  • Around 1 in 4 of all child pedestrian casualties are reported to be school pupils on a journey to or from school.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5062
Email: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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