Action needed to combat cyclist deaths

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is urging for safer roads for cyclists, greater provision in cyclist training and better driver awareness, following the publication of annual casualty statistics which show an alarming rise in cyclist deaths.

The annual road casualty figures for Great Britain in 2012, published by the Department for Transport (DfT), show that overall road deaths fell by 8% to 1,754 in 2012.