Welsh government post encouraging figures.
The number of motorcyclists involved in accidents, and the number of those seriously injured or killed in incidents have dropped for the first time in five years.
Official figures from the government of Wales show that there were 693 incidents in 2015, compared to 749 in 2014; the 2014 statistics were an all-time high.
A spokesman for the Government told the BBC, “The latest statistics show that there were fewer motorcyclist casualties in 2015 than in the previous year which is to be welcomed, but we want to see that reduction continue further still.”
“The Road Safety Framework for Wales sets out the actions we, along with our key partners, are taking to increase the safety of our roads and reduce the number of casualties.”
“What’s clear, however, is that government cannot do this alone and we must all share a responsibility to ensure that we use our roads safely.”
After the news last week of Florida’s latest statistics, it’s a pleasure to be able to report some positive road statistics for once.