Interesting Fact - Traffic Accidents

According to figures released by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents; more people were killed on UK roads in 2011 than at any time since 2003.

(Statistics revealed almost 2,000 people died in traffic accidents – 3% up on 2010. The number of deaths and serious injuries reported to the police hit 25,023, a 2% increase on the previous year and the first increase in those killed or seriously injured since 1994.

Now I wonder what's changed recently that might cause these increases. Anyone here been using their mobile phone recently?)