Over the last decade (2003-12) the following “Pyramid of Death” resulted from traffic violence:
- UK Cyclists Killed: 1,233 (DfT)
- UK Pedestrians Killed: 5,787 (DfT)
- UK Motorists Killed: 19,293 (DfT)
- UK Patients Killed by Transport Pollution: 50,000 (NHS)
- UK residents killed through physical inactivity due to lack of cycling infrastructure (estimated): 400,000 (Prof. Garfield)
- Ten Year Total Killings: 476,313
Thus, the number of people whose deaths can be attributed to traffic violence over the last decade is the equivalent of the population of Manchester.
- Global deaths due to climate crisis (ten years): 4,000,000 (UN)
- Total UK Cyclists killed seriously injured or injured: 198,000
- Total UK Pedestrians killed, seriously injured or injured: 298,300
- Total UK Motorists killed, seriously injured or injured: 1,913,502
- Total killed, seriously injured or injured on UK Roads over ten years: 2,409,802
This is the equivalent of the entire populations of Birmingham (1.1 million), Glasgow (0.6m), Cardiff (0.3m) and Manchester (0.5m) combined.