BRITAIN’S many exposed highway users have been named, though it’s bad news for motorcyclists and comparison motorists.
New sum suggested highway deaths for some of a many at-risk groups increasing by as many as 9 per cent in a year.
Outlined in a Department for Transport’s Road Casualties in Great Britain 2017 report, fatalities for motorcyclists showed a largest boost of any highway user group.
In 2017, motorcyclists accounted for 19 per cent of all highway deaths.
And some 349 motorbike riders were killed on Britain’s roads – adult 9 per cent on 2016.
In total, there were 18,042 motorcycle casualties final year, with only underneath half occurring in London and a South East.
One in 3 motorcyclists killed were aged 17-24, with a whopping 91 per cent of all casualties being male.
But notwithstanding a poignant rise, motorbike deaths were indeed down one per cent from a normal rate between 2010-2014.
The series of comparison people killed on a highway also rose, adult 5 per cent from 2016 to make adult 31 per cent of all highway deaths.
In all, there were 559 fatalities and 22,375 casualties involving highway users aged 60 and over final year.
This boost was mostly due to a arise in a series of comparison motorcyclist and walking deaths.
There was also a vast diminution in a series of children and immature people killed on a road.
Fatalities involving children aged 15 or younger decreased by 30 per cent, down to 48 compared with 69 in 2016.
And a series of immature adults aged 17-24 concerned in highway deaths also showed a decline, following a year-on-year trend to revoke by 7 per cent.