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Performance Unveiled

18 September 2011

Road Safety Analysis reveals how local road safety performance has differed across the country over the last five years; this information is now available to the public and local authorities via an interactive mapping tool, or as a league table of performance.

The results reveal that per head of population, casualty rates are four times higher in the Borough of Westminster, North Yorkshire and Powys than in areas such as Plymouth, East Dunbartonshire and Torfaen.

Analysis of casualties based on traffic rates highlight Lambeth, Blackpool and the Isle of Wight as performing up to five times worse than South Gloucestershire, West Berkshire and Newport.

The research is based on five years’ data during which time over 150,000 people have been Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI Casualties) on Great Britain’s roads.  The results are expressed as rates, depending on local traffic and population counts, enabling a more accurate comparison of risk to be made for the first time.
 

The research is available through MAST a winner of a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in 2010

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