Road Accident Statistics in the UK
There were approximately 30 million drivers in the UK in 2012 and out of that figure 754 people died, 17,930 were slightly injured and 23,039 were seriously injured. Even though the number of traffic related fatalities dropped by 8% in 2012 compared to 2011, both the number of road accidents and personal injury claims for RTA’s, appears to be on the rise.
As shown in the infographic, the most common causes of RTA’s in 2012 were speeding (25%), carelessness (19%), drinking (18%), not wearing a seat belt (13%) and inexperience (25%).
This suggests that the two most common causes of RTA’s (speeding and inexperience) involved car accidents with young drivers with little or no driving experience. Check out the infographic for more statistics.