MOTORBIKES were involved in the majority of fatal road incidents in the Vale. That’s what new data shows in the latest study from the Department for Transport.

The DfT has revealed new stats showing the number of fatal road incidents in the past ten years across Wales.

It comes as the Welsh Government continues its rollout of the 20mph speed limit, with Mark Drakeford insisting it will lead to fewer deaths.

Almost 13,000km of asphalt, 37 per cent of the country’s roads, have seen speed limits slashed from 30mph to 20mph, leaving just three per cent (980 miles) left at the default 30mph limit.

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In the case of fatal collisions, the most dangerous mode of transport in the Vale is by motorbike, with nine deaths occurring between 2013 and 2022 – 2020 being the critical year, with three deaths.

Across Wales, most fatal incidents involving a motorbike happen in Powys, with 32 deaths on the roads in the county between 2013 and 2022 – the high point being 2019 with seven deaths in one year.

Fatal crashes involving car occupants have occurred three times in the Vale in that time period, compared to a huge 65 times in Powys - one person was killed on average a month travelling in a car on the roads in the county in 2015.

Pedestrians have been killed seven times in incidents between 2013 and 2022 in the Vale compared to 23 times in Rhondda Cynon Taf, while cyclists only once, with the most dangerous county for jumping on your bike seeming to be Caerphilly with six fatal incidents involving cyclists between 2013 and 2022.

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Barry And District News: Travelling by motorbike seems the most risky in the ValeTravelling by motorbike seems the most risky in the Vale (Image: Canva)

List of deaths in road incidents in the Vale and most in a Welsh county between 2013 and 2022

Car occupant

  • Vale: 3
  • Powys: 65


  • Vale: 9
  • Powys: 32


  • Vale: 7
  • Rhondda Cynon Taff: 23


  • Vale: 3
  • Caerphilly: 6


  • Vale: 1
  • Carmarthen: 5