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Roads Getting Safer? Not for Cyclists...
Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
The latest quarterly road casualty statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal that there was a 7 per cent rise in the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured.
In the third quarter of 2011, all casualties on the road, the number has fallen 5% from the same period last year.
The data however shows that for cyclists during the quarter, there were 5,470 cyclist casualties, just four more than in the comparable months of 2010. That figure includes slight injuries, but it is the 7 per cent increase in the numbers killed or seriously injured during the three-month period that gives most cause for concern.
And it's still 5,470 people.
You only have to take one look at our Cycle Accident Map to see the scale of previous years cycle injuries, with every accident over the past 6 years detailed.
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