Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014

  • Published: Department for Transport (DfT) (2015)
  • Authors: Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Date Added: 09 Oct 2015
  • Last Update: 09 Oct 2015
  • Format: pdf


To report on the yearly situation of personal injury accidents, the resulting casualties and contributing factors in Great Britain.


Statistics in the report are mostly based on accidents reported to the police through the STATS19 system.

Key Findings:       

The main findings of the report include:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 194,477 casualties of all severities in road accidents reported to the police.

    • This represents a 6% increase from 2013.

  • The number of fatalities fell for all road user types, with the exception of bus, coach and lorry users.

  • Nearly three quarters of the increase in road deaths in 2014 were older (aged 60 or over) pedestrians.

  • Over all the user groups combined, the number of older people killed on the roads increased from 459 in 2013 to 535 in 2014, an increase of 16.6%.

  • As well as an increase of 45 older pedestrian fatalities, there were more older fatalities in every road user group except bus occupants and goods vehicle occupants.

  • The number of older car occupant deaths increased by 7.6% (18 fatalities) and older pedal cyclist fatalities increased by 7 people to 32 deaths.

  • There were 4,026 seriously injured casualties aged 60 or over in 2014, up 11% from 2013. This is the highest number since 2003.

  • Most of the increases in seriously injured casualties were of car occupants.

  • The total value of prevention of reported road accidents in 2014 was estimated to be over £16 billion.      


As the data is based on police reports, damage-only accidents with no human casualties are not included in the report.

Mortality, survey and hospital data are also used to compliment police reports and provide a wider context.