The number of children killed or seriously injured on UK roads has risen for the first time in 20 years, according to the latest figures from the Department for Transport. Last year, 2,060 children under the age of 16 were killed or seriously injured, a 3% increase on 2013. Fatal or serious road casualties involving children increased in each quarter of 2014 compared with the same periods in 2013, the first jump in rolling year-on-year comparisons since the 12 months ending in March 1995. There was also an increase in the total number of child casualties, up 6% on 2013 at 16,640. However, deaths or serious injuries among child pedestrian dropped by 1% over the same period. This suggests most of the deaths and injuries occur in cars.