Road casualties hit record low
MCE Insurance, the number one provider of motorbike insurance have been analyzing the latest figures released by the Department for Transport and discovered a large decrease in road casualties. The decrease is so great that the figures are the lowest since records began in 1926.
The number of motorcyclists killed on the road dropped 9 per cent from 362 in 2011 to 328 in 2012. Following on from that the number of seriously injured bikers also fell by 5 per cent to 5000. This was in a period where motorcycle traffic decreased by only 2 per cent.
Overall, accidents reported to the Police with a casualty decreased from 1,901 in 2011 to 1,754 in 2012. The only increase in figures to come out of this research was seen in that of cyclists, with a 10 per cent increase in fatalities, from 107 in 2011 to 118 in 2012.MCE Insurance's Group Chief Executive commented, "These figures released by the Department for Transport are very pleasing. There are always dangers out there on the road for bikers but it is great to see things are moving in the right direction."
05.09.13 - Big Ed