some statistics .
Between 2000-2010 the UK Government’s road safety strategy was “Britain’s Roads – Safer for Everyone”. Challenging national targets were set during this time with a clear expectation that local highway authorities and their partners would contribute towards the achievement of the national target through local action. Across Devon and Cornwall, these reduction targets were met and in some cases exceeded.
However, despite the success of the previous decade, since 2008 there has been an increasing trend in the recorded number of seriously injured casualties across the road network of Devon and Cornwall.
The number of fatalities recorded each year during this period has fluctuated whilst the trend has remained static as the following tables show:
Adjusted KSI figures 2008-2018
Between 2008 and 2018, 612 people died and a further 7,711 were seriously injured.