Road deaths and serious injuries rise as experts fear safety cuts are to blame
Casualties are up by 9% as campaigners say increase comes after years of decline in people killed or badly hurt
Safety campaigners fear cuts are fuelling a rise in road casualties, with the number of people killed or seriously injured sharply increasing in the first six months of this year.
Government figures released on Thursday show 6,280 serious casualties from April to June, a 7% rise, and 48,000 total casualties, up 9% compared to the same time last year. It follows a 17% leap in casualties reported from January to March.
Source: Guardian Transport