Home Menu Search

£36 Billion - New cost of injuries with road crashes the UK's biggest cause

23 September 2010

The data was revealed at  The World Safety Conference, which opened in London on Tuesday 21st September, also heard that road traffic crashes are the biggest cause of injury in the UK, with young people being the main victims. And those living in deprived communities are more likely to be affected than those living in more affluent areas.

The data is included in a DfT report issued today includes a diefinitive article:  A valuation of road accidents and casualties in Great Britain in 2009 which shows that the total value of prevention of reported road accidents in 2009 was estimated to be £15.8bn. This includes an estimate of the cost of damage only accidents but does not allow for unreported injury accidents. A number of assumptions have been made to produce a broad illustrative figure which suggests that allowing for accidents not reported to the police could increase the total value of prevention of road accidents to around £30 billion.

Related news, events and information

Reported road casualties Great Britain, annual report: 2017

28 September 2018 – The Department for Transport has published the personal injury accident statistics on public roads in Great...

Crash investigation stepped up a gear

18 June 2018 – Story from the RAC Foundation The RAC Foundation has received almost half a million pounds of government...

The high toll of traffic injuries : unacceptable and preventable

14 February 2018 – According to a recent report by the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility, low- and middle-income countries...

Getting Back on Track

30 October 2018 – In Great Britain road deaths have flat-lined since 2010. While the international goal is to halve road deaths...