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One in 20 adults involved in a road accident last year‏

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One in 20 adults was involved in a road accident in 2012, according to road safety charity, Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Using information  from the National Travel Survey published by the Department for Transport it shows that 5.2% of the population admit to having been involved in an accident.

Figures also reveal that men are more likely to be involved in an accident than women.

Adult accident involvement

2012

2011

2010

Males

5.6%

6.8%

6.5%

Females

4.8%

5.2%

5.4%

 

 

 

 

All

5.2%

6.0%

5.9%

This means that an incredible 2.4 million Brits were involved in the trauma and stress of a road crash last year, with around 800,000 actually injured.  In the vast majority of these crashes those involved were car occupants.

IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “The good news is that our roads have never been safer and the headline death and serious injury figures continue to fall.  But we still kill five people every day, and these government figures suggest that millions are involved in minor bumps and scrapes every year.  Car and road design have delivered a safer driving environment, but it is clear that we must all share the responsibility of reducing accidents and collisions.”

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