Data on motorcyclist, pedal cyclist and pedestrian road accidents and casualties with analyses by demographic characteristics for 2018.
Summary of road casualties
- There was a 7.0% fall in reported casualties on Welsh roads in 2018.
- There were 5,768 road casualties reported by police forces in Wales.
- 1,137 of the casualties were killed or seriously injured (KSI), an increase of 7.4% compared with 2017.
- 4,631 had slight injuries, 9.8% lower than the figure for 2017.
- 69% of KSI casualties in 2018 were male.
Motorcycle and pedal cycle casualties
- When adjusting for distance travelled, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists are much more likely than car users to be casualties.
- 2018 saw the lowest number of motorcycle casualties since comparable records began, with 562 casualties.
- There were 417 pedal cyclist casualties in 2018, representing a 6.5% reduction on 2017.
- In 2018 12.4% of all casualties were pedestrians.
- There were 716 pedestrian casualties, a fall of 2.5% compared with 2017.
Child and young person casualties
- Child and young person casualties have fallen in 2018.
- There was a 2% decrease in child casualties (under 16 years old) and a 11% fall in young people casualties (aged 16-24), compared with 2017.
- Young people (aged 16-24) are disproportionately likely to be casualties in road accidents. They make up 11% of the population but 21% of all casualties.
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