Pedestrian and Young People Casualities 2015
The Welsh Government recently released bulletins detailing Pedestrian and Young People Casualties 2015.
Briefly, they show:
All pedestrian casualties
- In 2015, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) totalled 207 and casualties classed as slightly injured numbered 641.
- Child (aged 0 – 15) pedestrian casualties
- The number of child KSI pedestrian casualties totalled 44 in 2015.
- They account for around a third of all pedestrian casualties.
- They are associated with journeys to and from school with numbers of casualties peaking at around 8am and 3pm during the week.
- There have been 2 child pedestrian fatalities in 2015, the first since 2011.
Find the detail here
Progress towards 2020 target
- The number of Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) Young People, aged 16-24 years, was 284 in 2015, an increase of 4 per cent since 2014.
- Whilst the number of KSI casualties in this age group has increased in recent years there has still been a reduction of 28 per cent against the 2004 – 08 average.
The target is that by 2020, and compared with the 2004 to 2008 average, there will be a 40 per cent reduction in the number of young people (aged 16 to 24) KSI.
Higher risk of road traffic casualties for young people
- Young people aged 16 to 24 were 12 per cent of the population and 23 per cent of all KSI in 2015.
- Over the last five years, the average was 23.2 per cent of KSI casualties.
- The relative risk of becoming a casualty for young people is much higher as a passenger than as a pedestrian or driver. Young people aged 16 to 19 were 4.9 per cent of the population in 2015, but they accounted for 15 per cent of all passenger fatalities over the five year period 2011 to 2015 inclusive.
- Just under half (47 per cent) of passenger casualties aged 16 to 19 were in vehicles driven by drivers aged between 17 and 19, and a further 21 per cent were vehicles driven by drivers aged 20-24.
Drivers’ involvement in accidents
Between 2011 and 2015, young people aged 17 to 19 were 4 per cent of the population (mid-2015 figures), but 6 per cent of all drivers (3,497) in accidents were in that age bracket.
Detail available here