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British road traffic deaths fall but casualties rise

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:281

The number of deaths from road traffic accidents has continued to fall, but the overall number of casualties has not, according to figures in Road Accidents Great Britain 1994: The Casualty Report. There were 3650 deaths, compared with 3814 in 1993. Total casualties rose slightly from 306020 to 315189.

Deaths and serious injuries were substantially fewer than the averages for 1981-5, but the number and rate of slight injuries increased. The improvement over 1981-5 is due in particular to a considerable drop in …

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