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Reported Road Casualties Great Britain, 2015
30/6/16
DFT

Today the Department for Transport has published Reported Road Casualties Great Britain, 2015.

Key points:

  • In 2015 there were 1,732 reported road deaths in 2015, a decrease of 2% compared with 2014. This is the second lowest annual total on record after 2013. There were 45% fewer fatalities in 2015 than a decade earlier in 2006.

  • The number of people seriously injured in reported road traffic accidents decreased by 3% to 22,137 in 2015, compared with 2014.

  • There was a total of 186,209 casualties of all severities in 2015. This is around 4% lower than in 2014 and the second lowest level on record.

  • Vehicle traffic levels increased by 1.6% between 2014 and 2015.

Read the full release here


Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2015Welsh Government Logo
28/6/16

Today the Welsh Government has published Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2015; which can be found here

Key points:

  • In 2015 there were 5,543 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police, a reduction of 352 on 2014 (6 per cent reduction)
  • These recorded accidents resulted in 7,682 casualties, which was 526 fewer than in 2014.
  • Within this total: 105 people were killed on Welsh Roads, which was 2 more than in 2014; 1,081 people were seriously injured, which was 79 fewer (7 per cent fewer) than in 2014; 6,496 people were slightly injured, which was 449 fewer (6 per cent fewer) than 2014

Progress towards targets:

Target 1 - A 40% reduction in the total number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) on Welsh roads:
The number of KSIs in 2015 was 1,186; 16 per cent lower than the 2004-08 average.

Target 2 - A 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists KSI on Welsh roads:
In 2015 there were 273 Motorcyclist KSI; 6 per cent higher than the 2004-08 average.

Target 3 - A 40% reduction in the number of young people (aged 16-24) KSI on Welsh roads:
In 2015 there were 284 young people KSI; 28 per cent lower than the 2004-08 average.

The Welsh Government would welcome any feedback on this release, either in terms of content or presentation. Please provide any comments to: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk


Drinking and Driving Annual Report, Wales, 2014
26/11/15

An annual report which presents information about association between drink driving and accidents, results of breath tests of drivers involved in accidents and enforcement action relating to drink driving.

Key points

  • Estimates made for the Department of Transport (DfT) suggest that 8 per cent of killed and serious injury accidents (KSI) that occurred in Wales in 2013 involved drivers over the blood alcohol limit.
  • Police officers’ views about the ‘contributory factors’ that led to accidents also suggest a figure of 7 per cent of KSI accidents during 2014 involving drivers that were ‘impaired by alcohol’.

Other information about drink driving suggests that:

  • In 2013, around 12 per cent of motor vehicle drivers killed in traffic collisions were over the drink-drive limit  and of those motorcycle riders who were killed, 6 per cent were over the drink drive limit.
  • In 2014, there were 90 accidents where the reporting police officer considered that a pedestrian(s) being ‘impaired by alcohol’ was a contributory factor to that accident.

Drug driving

  • In 2014, for every 4 accidents where the driver was impaired by alcohol, there was around 1 accident where he/she was ‘impaired by drugs’, both illegal and medicinal.

Road Safety Annual Report, Wales, 2014
9/9/2015

An annual report which show trends in the number and severity of casualties and shows the circumstances associated with the accidents that resulted in these casualties.

Key points
In 2014 there were a total of 8,208 reported road traffic casualties of all severities, 1.5 per cent lower than 2013. Within this total:

  • 103 people were killed on Welsh roads in 2014, 8 fewer than in 2013
  • 1,160 people were seriously injured in 2014, 127 more than in 2013
  • 6,945 people were slightly injured, 246 fewer compared with 2013

Young People Road Casualties, Wales, 2014
20/8/15

An annual report about road traffic casualties amongst young people, that is people aged between 16 and 24 inclusive.

Key points

Progress towards 2020 target

  • The number of Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) Young People, aged 16-24 years, was 272 in 2014, an increase of 8 per cent since 2013.
  • Whilst the number of Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) casualties in this age group has increased in recent years there has still been a reduction of 31 per cent against the 2004 – 08 average.
  • The target is that by 2020, and compared with the 2004 to 2008 average, there will be a 40 per cent reduction in the number of young people (aged 16 to 24) KSI.

Higher risk of road traffic casualties for young people

  • Young people aged 16 to 24 were 12 per cent of the population and 22 per cent of all killed and seriously injured (KSI) in 2014. (Over the last five years, the average was 24.3 per cent of KSI casualties).

Passenger casualties

  • The relative risk of becoming a casualty for young people is much higher as a passenger than as a pedestrian or driver.  Young people aged 16 to 19 were 4.9 per cent of the population in 2014, but they accounted for 18 per cent of all passenger fatalities over the five year period 2010 to 2014 inclusive.
  • Just under half (46 per cent) of passenger casualties aged 16 to 19 were in vehicles driven by drivers aged between 17 and 19, and a further 20 per cent were vehicles driven by drivers aged 20-24.

Drivers’ involvement in accidents

  • Between 2010 and 2014, young people aged 17 to 19 were 4 per cent of the population (mid-2014 figures), but 7 per cent of all drivers (3,837) in accidents were in that age bracket.

Pedestrian Road Casualties, Wales, 2014
6/8/15

An annual report which includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit, location of pedestrian when hit, type of vehicle involved and time of accident.

Key points

All pedestrian casualties

  • In 2014, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) totalled 249 and casualties classed as slightly injured numbered 673.
  • Since 1979, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured has dropped by 87 per cent and the number of slightly injured has fallen by 69 per cent.

Child (aged 0 – 15) pedestrian casualties

  • The number of child KSI pedestrian casualties totalled 73 in 2014. This is an increase of 12 per cent on 2013 but is 80 per cent lower than in 1979.
  • They account for around a third of all pedestrian casualties.
  • They are associated with journeys to and from school with numbers of casualties peaking at around 8am and 3pm during the week.
  • There have been no child pedestrian fatalities since 2011.

Motorcycle User Casualties, Wales, 2014
23/7/15

A report which includes information on the risks of motorcycling, bike engine capacity, time of accidents, local conditions and casualties by age, gender, junction location and local authority area.

Key points

  • In 2014, there were 28 motorcyclist fatalities on Welsh roads.
  • There were 254 seriously injured motorcyclist casualties, giving the total number killed or seriously injured (KSI) at 282 casualties during the year.

Pedal Cyclist Casualties, Wales, 2014
9/7/15

An annual report that includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit and time of accident.

Key points

  • Between 2000 and 2010, KSI numbers have fluctuated within a broad range between 61 and 84 casualties per year, but in 2011 this increased to 118 casualties. Latest figures show a rise to 138 KSIs in 2014.
  • Men comprise the majority of pedal cyclist casualties. Over the whole period from 2004 to 2014 they accounted for 86 per cent of all casualties.
  • Over the last 5 years, cyclists in the 30 to 49 age band had a large increase in the number of KSI’s (239 per cent) and total casualties (54 per cent).
  • The total number of child pedal cyclist casualties fell by 56 per cent between 2004 and 2014, from 203 in 2004 to 89 in 2014. Over the same period child KSI casualties fell from 23 to 14.
  • The proportion of all KSI pedal cyclist casualties that were children dropped from 35 per cent of all KSI casualties in 2004 to 10 per cent in 2014.

Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Main Results 2014
25/6/15

There were 1,775 reported road deaths in 2014, an increase of 4% compared with 2013.The 1,775 road deaths in 2014 is the third lowest annual total on record after 2012 and 2013. There were 45 per cent fewer fatalities in 2014 than a decade earlier in 2005.

Overall Results

  • Pedestrians accounted for three quarters of the increase in fatalities between 2013 and 2014. Pedestrian fatalities increased by 12 per cent from 398 in 2013 to 446 in 2014.
  • The number of people seriously injured in reported road traffic accidents increased by 5 per cent to 22,807 in 2014, compared with 2013.
  • There was a total of 194,477 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents during 2014, the first increase in overall casualties since 1997.
  • A total of 146,322 personal-injury road traffic accidents were reported to the police in 2014. Of these accidents, 1,658 resulted in at least one fatality.
  • Vehicle traffic levels increased by 2.4 per cent between 2013 and 2014

Find out more here



Statistical Bulletin - Road Safety 2014

4/6/15

An annual report that includes information on severity of injury and type of road user.

Key points

  • During 2014 there were 5,876 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police in Wales, a fall of 0.3 per cent compared to 2013.
  • These accidents resulted in 8,208 casualties, 127 fewer than in 2013.

Within this total:

  • 103 people were killed on Welsh roads in 2014, 8 fewer (7 per cent) than in 2013, 
    1,160 people were seriously injured in 2014, 127 more (12 per cent) than in 2013 6,945 people were slightly injured, a decrease of 246 (3 per cent) compared with 2013.
  • Adobe PDF document Police recorded road casualties, 2014
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Statistical Bulletin - Road Safety 2013
20/8/14

An annual report which show trends in the number and severity of casualties and shows the circumstances associated with the accidents that resulted in these casualties.

Key points

  • In 2013 there were a total of 8,335 reported casualties of all severities, 2.7 per cent lower compared with 2012.

Within this total:

  • 111 people were killed, 19 per cent more than in 2012
    1,033 people were seriously injured, 10 per cent more than 2012
    7,191 people were slightly injured, 5 per cent less than 2012.

Pedestrian Road Casualties, Wales, 2013
2/7/14

An annual report which includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit, location of pedestrian when hit, type of vehicle involved and time of accident.

Key points

  • In 2013, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) totalled 260.

  • Since 1979, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured has dropped by 73 per cent.
  • Casualties classed as slightly injured numbered 792 in 2013 – a drop of some 60 per cent since 1979.
  • The number of child KSI pedestrian casualties totalled just 63 in 2013, 19 per cent higher than the previous year but 83 per cent lower than in 1979.
  • Child pedestrian casualties account for around a quarter of all pedestrian casualties.
  • Around 1 in 5 of all child pedestrian casualties are reported to be school pupils on a journey to or from school.


Pedal Cyclist Casualties, Wales, 2013
2/7/14

An annual report that includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit and time of accident.

Key points

  • The number of killed or seriously injured (KSI) cyclists peaked in 1984, then declined until 2000; since 2000 the numbers have fluctuated within a broad range between 61 and 84 casualties per year, but in 2011 this increased to 118 casualties. Numbers fell back to 84 in 2012 but rose again in 2013 to 100.
  • Men comprise the majority of pedal cyclist casualties, over the whole period from 2004 to 2013 they accounted for 86 per cent of all casualties.
  • The total number of child pedal cyclist casualties fell by 64 per cent between 2004 and 2013, from 203 in 2004 to 74 in 2013. Over the same period child KSI casualties fell from 23 to 16.
  • The proportion of all KSI pedal cyclist casualties that were children dropped from 35 per cent of all KSI casualties in 2004 to 16 per cent in 2013.


Motorcycle User Casualties, Wales, 2013
2/7/14

A report which includes information on the risks of motorcycling, bike engine capacity, time of accidents, local conditions and casualties by age, gender, junction location and local authority area.

Key points

  • In 2013, there were 17 motorcyclist fatalities on Welsh roads. This is the lowest figure since Welsh records began in 1979.
  • In 2013, there were 229 seriously injured motorcyclist casualties, giving the total number killed or seriously injured (KSI) at 246 casualties during the year.
  • There were 439 slightly injured motorcyclist casualties; this figure was higher than the number of slight casualties in each year since 2009.


Police Recorded Road Casualties, Wales, 2013
3/6/14

The latest National Statistics produced by the Welsh Government were released on 28 May 2014 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

UK Statistics Authority website Statistics include data for Wales for the period up to the end of December 2013. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 29 May 2013.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • During 2013 there were 5,895 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police in Wales, a fall of 1 per cent compared to 2012.

These accidents resulted in 8,335 casualties, 230 (3 per cent) fewer than in 2012. Within this total:

  • 111 people were killed on Welsh roads in 2013, some 18 (19 per cent) more than in 2012;
  • 1,033 people were seriously injured in 2013, 92 (10 per cent) more than in 2012
  • 7,191 people were slightly injured, a decrease of 340 (5 per cent) compared with 2012.

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