Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2014

  • Published: Department for Transport, September 2015
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 09 Oct 2015
  • Last Update: 09 Oct 2015
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

To present detailed statistics of personal injury accidents, including the types of vehicles involved, the resulting casualties and factors which may contribute to accidents.

Methodology:

Most of the statistics in the report are based on information about accidents reported to the police. However, other sources such as mortality, survey and hospital data are also used as well as population and traffic data to provide a wider context.

Key Findings:

In 2014:

  • 120 young drivers (aged 17 – 24 years) were killed and 742 were seriously injured.

  • In total, 342 people were killed, and 3,872 seriously injured, in reported road accidents involving young car drivers.

  • Of these 342 people, 120 were young drivers, 86 were their passengers and 136 were other road users.

  • Both drink and drug driving are more prevalent amongst males and younger drivers.

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