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ROAD DEATHS FALL BY 11% IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1993

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According to provisional figures published today, there were 890 deaths in personal injury road accidents in the se...
According to provisional figures published today, there were 890 deaths in personal injury road accidents in the second quarter of 1993, a fall of 11% compared with the second quarter of 1992. There were 11,184 serious injuries, a fall of 9% and 64,818 slight injuries, an increase of 4%. Total casualties rose by 2% to 76,892.

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.

These figures, and further details, are published in 'Quarterly Road Casualties Great Britain, Second Quarter 1993', obtainable from the Sales Unit, Government Buildings, Block 3, Spur 2, Room 1, Lime Grove, Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 8SE.
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