Young People Road Traffic Casualties in 2016
Welsh Government has published a report about road traffic casualties amongst young people, that is people aged between 16 and 24 inclusive.
- 2016 saw the lowest number of young people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on Welsh roads
- There were 239 young person KSI casualties in 2016, a reduction of 39.6 per cent compared with the 2004-08 average. The Welsh Government target is a 40 per cent reduction by 2020.
2016 was the first year since 2012 which saw a fall in young person KSI casualties.
In 2016 young people aged 16-24 represented 12 per cent of the population of Wales but accounted for 22 per cent of KSI road casualties
- Young men were involved in more than twice as many accidents as young women.
- During the working week, young people were most likely to be involved in accidents during rush hours
The full reports can be seen here.