Figures published earlier this week have revealed that the number of casualties recorded on 20mph roads within the UK has significantly increased over the last year.
Reduced speed limits have been introduced in a number of regions throughout the UK, in an attempt to improve road safety – with such areas being introduced along High Streets and outside schools.
However, the latest figures published by the government have revealed that last year serious injuries on such roads increased by almost a third, compared to 2012, with the number of serious injuries increasing to 437.
In addition, minor injuries sustained on such roads also experienced an increase, of nearly 20 percent, with recorded accidents rising from 2,286 in 2012 to 2,721 last year; whilst the number of recorded accidents on 30mph and 40mph roads decreased.
For those who have been injured within a road traffic accident – whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian – our personal injury solicitors may be able to help you claim personal injury compensation.
To find out how we can assist you in a personal injury claim, contact us today.