Peterborough road users are the third most likely to suffer an injury

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Residents in Peterborough are nearly 50 per cent more likely to be injured on the road than people from the rest of the UK.

A new report published by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and Direct Line place Peterborough’s road users as the third most likely in the country to suffer an injury.

The findings are based on which constituency people live in and not where the accident took place.

The figures include all injuries whether they are minor or severe. Fatalities are also included.

In total, Peterborough as a constituency is third on the list for people suffering road injuries, behind just Preston and Great Grimsby.

The constituency is 45 per cent above the national average for residents being injured on the road.

In 2013, some 183,670 people were reported injured, including 23,370 killed or seriously injured, at a cost to society of over £15 billion.

Parliament report

Of those injuries, 67 per cent took place in Peterborough’s roads.

The figures are based on the government’s official reported road casualty statistics between 2008 and 2013 which is the most recent year information is available for.

Peterborough’s third place ranking is calculated by the number of road casualties as a proportion of population.

The report namechecks Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire as places whose residents will suffer the most road injuries.

It also states that the progress made to limit road casualties is one per cent slower in Peterborough than the national average.

North West Cambridgeshire residents are 21 per cent more likely to suffer a road injury than people from the rest of the UK.

Fifty one per cent of those injuries occurred in the constituency.

However, progress on limiting injuries is four per cent below the national average.

The constituency of North East Cambridgeshire also features in the report. It is sixth in the country for residents who are killed or seriously injured and third for car occupants being injured.

The report states: “In 2013, some 183,670 people were reported injured, including 23,370 killed or seriously injured, at a cost to society of over £15 billion, according to official government figures.”

More http://www.pacts.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/Dashboard-National-Report-FINAL.pdf

Also, see http://www.pacts.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/Dashboard/Peterborough.pdf