Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2015
Today the Welsh Government has published Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2015; which can be found here
- In 2015 there were 5,543 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police, a reduction of 352 on 2014 (6 per cent reduction)
- These recorded accidents resulted in 7,682 casualties, which was 526 fewer than in 2014.
- Within this total: 105 people were killed on Welsh Roads, which was 2 more than in 2014;
- 1,081 people were seriously injured, which was 79 fewer (7 per cent fewer) than in 2014;
- 6,496 people were slightly injured, which was 449 fewer (6 per cent fewer) than 2014
Progress towards targets:
Target 1 - A 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) on Welsh roads:
The number of KSIs in 2015 was 1,186; 16 per cent lower than the 2004-08 average.
Target 2 - A 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists KSI on Welsh roads:
In 2015 there were 273 Motorcyclist KSI; 6 per cent higher than the 2004-08 average.
Target 3 - A 40% reduction in the number of young people (aged 16-24) KSI on Welsh roads:
In 2015 there were 284 young people KSI; 28 per cent lower than the 2004-08 average.
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