Flintshire: Road traffic accidents involving cyclists increased to highest level in 10 years
Figures published by the Welsh Government recently show that Flintshire has seen a 44% rise in the number of cyclists injured on the counties roads over the last ten years.
The figures represent the highest percentage increase in Wales over the ten year period.
North Wales has seen an increase generally in the number of cyclists injured or killed, with Denbighshire not far behind Flintshire at 41.7% Wrexham had the lowest increase in the region with a 6.1% increase in the number of casualties.
Overall Wales has seen a decrease in the number of cyclists injured on Welsh roads by -3.9%
Intrestingly the majority of accidents involving cyclists happen in built up areas where the speed limit is 30mph
The causality figures have fluctuated over the last ten years however, the number of cyclists killed or injured on Flintshire’s roads has steadily increased from 2009.
Men make up the majority of casualties on the roads of Wales, between 2004 and 2013 – 86% of those injured were male.
There was a sharp increase in KSI (killed or seriously injured) casualties for cyclists aged between 30 and 49.
Cyclists are most likely to be involved in an accident at around 5pm on a weekday.
Around 6 out of 10 KSI pedal cyclist casualties are injured in accidents occurring at or within 20 metres of a junction.
While the overall numbers in Flintshire has increased by 44% the number of children involved in accidents has remained fairly stable, there were 7 child casualties last year
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