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Pedal cyclist casualties

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  • Release date: 2 July 2014
  • Period covered: 2013
An annual report that includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit and time of accident.

Key points

  • The number of killed or seriously injured (KSI) cyclists peaked in 1984, then declined until 2000; since 2000 the numbers have fluctuated within a broad range between 61 and 84 casualties per year, but in 2011 this increased to 118 casualties.  Numbers fell back to 84 in 2012 but rose again in 2013 to 100.
  • Men comprise the majority of pedal cyclist casualties, over the whole period from 2004 to 2013 they accounted for 86 per cent of all casualties.
  • The total number of child pedal cyclist casualties fell by 64 per cent between 2004 and 2013, from 203 in 2004 to 74 in 2013.  Over the same period child KSI casualties fell from 23 to 16.
  • The proportion of all KSI pedal cyclist casualties that were children dropped from 35 per cent of all KSI casualties in 2004 to 16 per cent in 2013.


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