Rolling 3 year average for the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on Shropshire roads.
The number of people Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) on the roads in Shropshire is calculated by using a rolling 3-year average. At the end of 2008 there was an annual average of 162 people killed or seriously injured on the roads of Shropshire. Since 2012 the annual average over three years had stabilised to around 125. During 2013 the number of KSI was low. As these numbers are now being removed from the 3 year calculations the higher KSI figures for 2016 are resulting in an increased 3-year average. As at the end of June 2017 the rolling three-year average has now increased to 160.7 the highest average since 2007.
The rate of KSI per 100,000 population in Shropshire is higher than the national average. Rates of KSI by population are particularly affected by accidents involving motor cycles. Although motorcyclists and moped users make up only 2% of all road traffic, they are involved in around 30% of all collisions where somebody is killed or seriously injured. The Safer Roads Partnership works with local partners and motorcycling groups to try and reduce the number of motorcyclists killed and injured in collisions.
Five years of road accident data has been analysed and a report is being developed. Early findings indicate that accident rates have remained at similar levels but changes to the methods of assessing and recording the severity of accidents is the main reason for the increase in numbers.