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What Kills Most on the Road?

16 November 2020

This helpful and insightful new analysis from PACTS to support the new transport agenda uses graphics and charts to show the total casualties associated with each mode of transport, including those of other road users. 

The report: What Kills most on the roads? New Analysis for the new transport agenda is based on GB 2019 fatality data from DfT, published September 2020, the report shows absolute fatality numbers and rates by distance travelled. It provides more detailed analysis of the vehicles involved in collisions with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

It highlights that 

  • Most people who die on the roads are much more likely to be killed in a car, or by a car, than any other mode. By contrast, pedestrians and cyclists are rarely involved in collisions that result in the death of other road users.
  • Per mile travelled, vans and light goods vehicles are involved in more deaths of other road users than any other vehicle type, more even than HGVs. Motorcycles have the highest user fatality rate.

 

 

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