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Figures reveal a 6% decrease in road traffic accidents

The Department for Transport have released figures revealing that the number of national road traffic accident claims has dropped as a result of the decrease in car accidents.

The figures highlight that the number of people who suffer personal injuries due to a road traffic accident has gone down by 6% since 2009, which brings the total number of casualties down to 208,648.

The research also shows that in the same period of time there has been a 17% fall in the amount of deaths on the road while the amount of serious injuries recorded has dropped by 8%. In contrast to the findings relating to car accidents, figures show that the number of cyclists killed on the road has increased by 7%.

When looking into the cause of road traffic accidents, the figures revealed that 5% of incidents are caused by drink drivers with 14% of fatal crashes involving drivers who are above the legal limit for alcohol.

However, despite these figures there are still a large amount of road traffic accident claims made across the nation every year.



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