The government has announced a rise in road casualties, with 24,360 people killed or seriously injured in the year ending September 2014, a 4% increase on the previous year. There was a 1% rise in deaths over the same period, which saw a 2% growth in traffic.
In total there were 192,910 reported road casualties of all severities, which was 5% higher than the 184,087 reported in the year ending September 2013.
The BVRLA continues to call for the re-introduction of annual road safety targets, which were abolished in 2010. It has also called for the government to introduce tax incentives for fleets and company car drivers who opt to include extra safety equipment on their cars or vans.
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