Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2013 Annual Report

  • Published: Department for Transport, September 2014
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 30 Dec 2014
  • Last Update: 30 Dec 2014
  • Format: pdf

Objectives

This report delivers statistics relating to all RTIs reported to the police in Great Britain in 2013.

Methodology

Statistics are compiled from the STATS19 database of RTIs i.e. police reported RTIs.

Key Findings

  • The majority of child KSI casualties are pedestrians, accounting for 69 per cent of the total in 2013.

  • Compared with 2012, there was a 13 per cent fall in child pedestrian KSI casualties in 2013.

  • 3,943 children aged 0-11 years old were pedestrian casualties in 2013.

  • 385 children aged 4 -11 years old were killed or seriously injured (KSI) on journeys made during term time and in the hours in which children may be expected to be making a journey to or from school.

  • Child pedestrian fatalities rose by 30 per cent to 26 in 2013, but remained below the 2009 figure of 37; the 2011 figure was 54 per cent below the 2005-09 average of 57.

Comments

The national road casualty statistics remain the single largest source of RTI data and provide a valuable time series. It includes contributory factors, which give a qualitative indication of the factors that led to the incident, including behavioural and environmental factors.

Free