Road traffic fell by 3% and the overall casualty rate increased by 5%. Car user casualties increased by 9% in the second quarter of 1993, mostly reflecting an 11% increase in car user slight injuries. Car traffic fell by 2% and the car user casualty rate rose by 10%. There were 388 car user deaths compared to 469 in the same quarter of 1992. Child casualties fell by 6% to 11,972 compared with the second quarter of 1992. There was an 8% fall for child pedal cyclists and a 14% fall for child pedestrians.
Pedestrian casualties fell by 9% compared with the second quarter of 1992. There were 251 deaths and 2,735 serious injuries, a fall of 13% for these combined categories. There were 6,832 pedal cyclist casualties, a fall of 5% on the second quarter of 1992. This total included 59 deaths. Motorcyclist casualties (including moped and scooter users) fell by 8% compared with the second quarter of 1992. Motorcycle traffic fell by 12% and the casualty rate increased by 5%. There were 146 deaths. Serious injuries fell by 8% to 1,836.