Reported Road Casualties GB
Key Facts: Road accident casualties in Great Britain in 2009 compared with recent years.
•There were a total of 222,146 reported casualties of all severities, 4 per cent lower than in 2008. 2,222 people were killed, 12 per cent lower than in 2008, 24,690 were seriously injured (down 5 per cent) and 195,234 were slightly injured (down 4 per cent).
•The number of fatalities fell for almost all types of road user, with a fall of 16 per cent for car occupants, 13 per cent for pedestrians, 10 per cent for pedal cyclists and 4 per cent for motorcyclists. Compared with the 1994-98 average, in 2009:
• The number killed was 38 per cent lower;
• The number of reported killed or seriously injured casualties was 44 per cent lower;
• The number of children killed or seriously injured was 61 per cent lower; and
• The slight casualty rate was 37 per cent lower.
• In contrast traffic rose by an estimated 15 per cent over this period.
The DfT Report available here also contains seven significant articles articles containing further analysis on specific topics:
- General Overview
- Drinking and driving
- Contributory factors to road accidents
- Survey data on road accidents
- Hospital admissions data on road casualties
- A valuation of road accidents and casualties
- Overview of the DfT research programme,
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