Deaths on Welsh roads up on last year, figures show

The number of deaths on Welsh roads rose last year with more than 100 fatalities, figures have shown.

Department of Transport said the number killed increased from 93 in 2012 to 111 in 2013.

However, the number of people injured fell from 8,565 to 8,335 in the same year.

The South Wales Police force area had the highest number of deaths - 32 - with the North Wales Police area next with 29 deaths.

In 2013, the report says Rhondda Cynon Taf and Carmarthenshire had the highest number of deaths with 11 fatalities in each area.

There were 10 deaths on Monmouthshire's roads.

But there was just one death each on roads in Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent.

The statistics show there were six fatalities each in Denbighshire and Flintshire, two in Ceredigion and nine in Powys over the course of the 12 months.

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