The Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) deals with the consequences of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC), and the impact they have on human life and our communities, on a daily basis. In fact, we are now called to rescue significantly more injured people from road traffic collisions than from fires.

In addition to the traumatic consequences of RTC’s, there are wider social implications. The economic value of RTC’s is now at £1.9m for each and every Killed & Seriously Injured (KSI) incident.

Road Casualties in Wales

Year

Killed

Seriously Injured

Slightly Injured

All Casualties

2018

103

1,028

4,627

5,758

2017

103

961

5,134

6,855

2016

103

1,005

5,745

6,853

2015

105

1,081

6,496

7,682

2014

103

1,160

6,945

8,108

2013 111 1,033 7,191 8,335

What we want to achieve

  • Deliver activities to improve the safety of motorcyclists on roads by encouraging people to take motorcycle safety courses.
  • Develop a road safety youth intervention course which will target your people who have been identified as being high risk due to their behaviour.
  • Target road safety education actives and intervention for older drivers.

We work in partnership with Local Authorities and other agencies to deliver the Roads Safety Framework for Wales and the following targets set out within the Framework.

  • A 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 505 fewer killed and seriously injured casualties
  • A 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 64 fewer motorcyclist killed and seriously injured casualties.
  • 40% reduction in the number of young people (aged 16-24) killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads by 2020, meaning 139 fewer young people killed and seriously injured casualties.