Little progress made in cutting serious motorcycle accidents in Wales

But crashes that injure in Wales down 11% overall

Welsh roads

POLICE figures show that injury-causing road accidents in Wales fell by 622 last year – a reduction of 11% but there has been ‘little progress’ in efforts to cut serious motorcycle crashes.

That figure counts towards a 21% step closer to the Welsh government’s target to reduce road injuries by 40% by 2020.

The Welsh government’s target is to reduce serious motorcycle crashes by 25% by 2020. Compared to 2015, last year the number of motorcycle casualties on Welsh roads decreased by 10% from 693 to 662, which only contributed a 1% step closer to that 25% target.

Combined with cyclists, motorcycles only account for 2% of traffic on Welsh roads, but 16% of all casualties.

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