New road casualty figures show increase for one group..

New provisional figures were released yesterday by the Dept for Transport regarding killed and seriously injured (KSI) on Britain’s roads, which doesn’t of course include N Ireland.

Across all user groups, KSI for 2010 was down 8% on 2009. (22,660)

The 1,857 total deaths actually equates to a 16% drop in fatalities.

But there was one user group where the numbers killed actually increased. Motorcycles? No actually. There was a 15% decrease in biker fatalities, but cyclists saw a 7% increase to 111 individuals.

Is that the que for compulsory cycling helmets, or just what happens when the number of cyclists increases and other road users still aren’t trained to consider two wheels.