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DFT Road casualties Great Britain 2006: Annual Report

27 September 2007

The Department for Transport has  published "Road Casualties Great Britain 2006: Annual Report". Headline final figures on the number of people killed and injured on the roads in Great Britain in 2006, based on information about accidents reported to the police, were first published in June 2007. This report provides more detailed information about accident circumstances, vehicle involvement and the consequent casualties in 2006, along with some of the key trends in accidents and casualties. There are also six articles containing further analysis on specific topics. The report includes the first release of provisional 2006 National Statistics on drinking and driving. Key results include:

  • Review of progress towards the 2010 casualty reduction targets
  • Drinking and driving
  • Contributory factors to road accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • The use of hospital data on road accidents -This article explains the differences between the Department's STATS19 and the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data sources. It considers the factors which may affect the analysis of data trends from the HES data source, and, gives an example of the type of comparative analysis that
  • A further article gives information on valuation of accident and casualty costs and benefits of accident prevention.

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