The North East of England has seen the biggest rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents in the last year.
Data released by the Department of Transport reveals that the number of casualties in the North East rose by 8% between 2010/11 and 2011/12.
Road Accident Reversal?
Nationally, deaths on the road have reduced in recent years and are at an all-time low making these statistics cause for concern.
The Department of Transport reported 1,730 deaths from road traffic accidents for the year ending June 2013, representing a 3% drop from 1785 in the year ending June 2012. In the same period, 23,530 people were killed or seriously injured, a 5% decrease.
There have been calls from motoring organisations for the Government to invest more money into problem areas like the North East to deal with road safety issues.
IAM Pressure Increasing
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have applied pressure to the Government in the hope they will increase funding following the shocking statistics.
Chief executive of the IAM, Simon Best is calling for more funds to be injected to those regions with the greatest problems.
Drivers in Yorkshire and Humber are more likely to be killed or seriously injured than any other in England per head of population, following a 2% rise.
The data did reveal some positive news with accident rates falling over the period in the North West and the West Midlands.
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