Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2013

  • Published: Department for Transport, 2014
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 31 Dec 2014
  • Last Update: 31 Dec 2014
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

To report on the number of accidents and casualties in the UK during 2013 and to provide insight into why and how road accidents occur.

Methodology:

Analysis of road accident and casualty data reported by the police.

Key Findings:

  • In 2013, a total of 1,713 people were killed and 21,657 were seriously injured on Britain’s.

  • Of the accidents that were attended and reported by the police, fatigue was a contributory factor in 68 (5%) fatal accidents and 342 (2%) serious injury accidents.

  • Based on accident figures reported by the police, in 2013 fatigue was a contributory factor in 64 fatalities, 420 serious injuries and 2,310 slight injuries.

  • In GB during 2013, fatigue was a contributory factor in 6% of all motorway accidents, 2% of accidents occurring on A roads, 1% of all accidents on B roads and 1% on other roads.

Comments:

An annual government report providing statistical analysis of all road accidents and casualties in the UK during 2013.

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