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Pedal cyclist casualties

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  • Release date: 25 January 2018
  • Period covered: 2016
A report that includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit and time of accident.

The total number of pedal cycle casualties on Welsh roads declined in 2016.

Key points

  • Between 2000 and 2010, killed or seriously injured (KSI) numbers have fluctuated between 61 and 84 casualties per year, and increased to 118 casualties in 2011. Latest figures, for 2016, show a slight decline on 2015 to 115 KSIs.
  • Men comprise the majority of pedal cyclist casualties; over the whole period from 2007 to 2016 they accounted for 86 per cent of all casualties.
  • In 2016, those aged 30-49 formed the largest group of pedal cyclist casualties, accounting for 39.6 per cent of the total.
  • Child pedal cyclist casualties fell by 61 per cent between 2007 and 2016, from 155 in 2007 to 61 in 2016. Over the same period child KSI casualties fell from 33 to 10.
  • The proportion of all KSI pedal cyclist casualties that were children dropped from 41 per cent of all KSI casualties in 2007 to 9 per cent in 2016.


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