Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2013 Annual Report

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

Objectives:

Presents detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury accidents, including the types of vehicles involved, the resulting casualties, and factors which may contribute to accidents happening.

Methodology:

Most of the statistics in the publication are based on information about accidents reported to the police (using ‘STATS 19’ forms). · Other sources of information include mortality, survey and hospital data as well as population and traffic data to provide a wider context.

Key Findings:

  • In 2013, ‘Driver/Rider impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)’ was recorded as contributing to:

    • 31 fatal accidents (2 per cent of reported fatal road accidents)

    • 181 serious accidents (1 per cent of reported serious road accidents)

    • 382 slight accidents (0.3 per cent of reported slight road accidents).

  • Of all road traffic accidents in 2012 where police attended the scene and recorded a contributory factor, ‘impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)’ was 594 (1 per cent).

Comments:

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