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Watchdog warns government over inaccurate data on road casualties

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 11 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1906
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

    A report on the UK Department for Transport’s road safety strategy has called on the government to improve the use of data on serious injuries and deaths arising from road traffic collisions.

    The National Audit Office’s report into government measures to reduce the number of pedestrians and cyclists injured and killed on the roads highlights the overall fall in the number of deaths in these two groups since the mid-1990s but says that the number of cyclists killed between 2004 and 2007 rose by 11%.

    In 2007 more than 30 000 pedestrians and 16 000 cyclists …

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