Welsh roads are getting safer, unless you travel and live in Cardiff.
Latest figures show a significant reduction in the number of casualties on Welsh roads, with 2017 seeing the lowest number of motorcycle casualties since comparable records began.
Welsh roads were also safer for children – with a 15 per cent decrease in casualties of those aged under 16, and a 16 per cent fall in young people casualties (aged 16 – 24) compared with 2016. Most at risk were those aged 25-44 years, particularly those out for a Sunday motorcycle ride in July on a 500cc or bigger motorcycle.
Overall, there was a 9.6 per cent fall in reported casualties on Welsh roads in 2017, with 6,194 road casualties reported by police forces in Wales.
There was a fall of 4.3 per cent, with 1,060 of casualties killed or seriously injured.
A further 5,134 had ‘slight’ injuries’, which is 10.6 per cent lower than the figure for 2016.
Set against Welsh target reductions by 2020, is hoped to see a 40% reduction in all accidents and it’s currently 24.3%, with motorcyclists just improving 1.9% against a 25% reduction, but the number of young people casualties is ahead of the 40% reduction with 40.7% saved.