Road deaths see a three per cent rise

For the first time in 10 years, road deaths across the UK have increased with road fatalities now being the main cause of death for young adults aged 16-24.

The Transport Select Committee who commissioned the report have acknowledge that while the Government continues to hold road safety as a top priority, more could be done. 

The first rise since 2003 saw the number of people killed on Britain’s roads (2010-2011) at 1901 which is just over 50 more than the previous year.

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The death rate among pedestrians was the biggest to rise, up by around 12 per cent.

The total figure for road users killed or seriously injured increased to more than 25,000 although deaths among motorcyclists and cyclists did fall.

Chairman Louise Ellman MP believes that it’s shocking to see statistics which highlight such a high cause of death among young adults aged 16-24.

“Action is required to improve road safety for young drivers, including an independent review of driver training,” she said.

A statement was issued by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning saying “Naturally, I am disappointed that there has been even a small increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured in 2011.”

“However, deaths and serious injuries last year were still seven per cent below 2009 and the number killed was also the second lowest since the 1930s.”

Claiming for a road accident

Road traffic accidents are incredibly common right across the UK and in many situations they can be potentially fatal. If you are involved in a serious motor vehicle accident then you could be left with a number of serious injuries which could leave you unable to work or even to perform a number of common tasks.

Motor vehicle accidents can be incredibly traumatising for any individual and if you do find that you are the victim of another person’s negligence then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to cover your costs in this case. 

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If you are unsure where to start with your compensation claim then taking on the help of an industry expert can be a great way to start and if you are looking to find out more about how you can get involved with a compensation claim then give the team at Manners Pimblett a call today on 0845 077 0772. 

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