Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2014

  • Published: Department for Transport, 2015
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 08 Oct 2015
  • Last Update: 08 Oct 2015
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

Compilation of all reported casualty RTIs in Great Britain.

Methodology:

Reports from road RTIs reported to the police. It is accepted that there is likely to be a level of under-reporting, however, this remains the biggest single source of road casualty data in the UK.

Key Findings:

  • There were 446 pedestrian deaths in reported road crashes in 2014, 12% higher than 2013 and the highest number since 2011.

  • 5,063 pedestrians were seriously injured in reported road crashes in 2014, 13% higher than 2013.

  • 19,259 pedestrians were slightly injured in reported road crashes in 2014, 3% higher than 2013.

  • 417 (93%) of the 446 pedestrians deaths in 2014 were adults, as were 3,657 (72%) of the 5,063 pedestrians seriously injured.

  • On urban roads, pedestrians account for around a third of KSIs, whereas on rural roads they account for around 10 per cent.

  • In 2014, 191 older adult pedestrian (age 60 and over) were killed, an increase of 31% from 2013, and 1,256 older pedestrians were seriously injured, a 15% increase from the previous year.

  • The most common contributory factor attributed to pedestrian casualties was “pedestrian failed to look properly”, followed by “pedestrian careless, reckless or in a hurry” and “pedestrian failed to judge vehicle’s path or speed”.

Comments:

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