Reported Road Casualties in 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

To provide statistical data on reported road accidents and casualties in Great Britain in 2013.

Methodology

Analysis of personal injury road accidents that were reported.

Key Findings

In 2013:

  • There were 2 fatal reported road accidents involving a ridden horse, 30 serious accidents and 83 slight accidents.

  • In these accidents, 2 adult horse riders were killed, 29 horse riders, including 1 child, were seriously injured and 69 horse riders, including 10 children, were slightly injured.

  • Of the 101 horse rider casualties of all severities, 43 occurred on built-up roads and 58 occurred on non built-up roads (speed limits over 40mph excluding motorways).

  • ‘Passing too close to cyclist, horse rider or pedestrian’ was recorded as a contributory factor in 2 per cent of all reported accidents.

  • ‘Passing too close to cyclist, horse rider or pedestrian’ was also recorded as a contributory factor in 2 per cent of all reported casualties.

  • The top ten contributory factors have broadly remained unchanged in the past five years. The most frequently reported contributory factor in reported road accidents is ‘Failed to look properly’.

  • 45 per cent of all accidents on A roads reported the contributory factor ‘Failed to look properly’.

Comments

This report is produced annually and provides a reliable comparison of year on year statistics from a variety of sources. Data from tables in annex also included.

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