Department for Transport Report increase in cycling deaths and injuries

New statistics released by the Department for Transport show that the number of cyclists killed on the UK roads last year rose from 104 in 2009 to 111 in 2010.

New statistics released by the Department for Transport show that the number of cyclists killed on the UK roads this year has risen from 104 in 2009 to 111 in 2010.

Killed and seriously injured statistics (KSI) also showed an increase, up from 2,710 to 2,771.

Although industry experts have warned that the levels of accidents have to be viewed in relation to the increase in cycling, the cycling deaths per billion miles (the most accurate and relative way of measuring) rose from 33.5 to 35.7.

The most common cycling accident was reported as being cyclists failing to look properly, which Police reported 40% more than the previous year.

The statistics were based on personal injury reports from the Police and hospital admissions as well as surveys carried out by the Department of Transport themselves.

For more information you can visit the Department for Transport’s website here – http://www.dft.gov.uk/

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