Number of serious injuries to cyclists falls

AN average of two pedestrians in Wiltshire are injured each year in collisions with cyclists, council figures show.

A report to Wiltshire Council says information from the Department for Transport indicates the fault for such accidents is “distributed approximately evenly between cyclists and pedestrians”.

The report says 76 per cent of collisions involving cyclists in Wiltshire are in urban areas.

In 2011, cyclists accounted for eight per cent of all road casualties in Wiltshire, including three deaths and 10 serious injuries. The overall number of cyclist casualties rose between 2010 and 2011 but the number of serious injuries or deaths fell.

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8:43pm Sun 26 Jan 14

karlmarx says...

Another way of interpreting the figures is that fewer cyclists venture out onto the unsafe roads, the surfaces of which are more of a danger than other road users.
Here in Wiltshire we used to drive on the left of the road
Now we drive on what's left of the road
Another way of interpreting the figures is that fewer cyclists venture out onto the unsafe roads, the surfaces of which are more of a danger than other road users. Here in Wiltshire we used to drive on the left of the road Now we drive on what's left of the road karlmarx
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