Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014 Annual Report

  • Published: Department for Transport (2015)
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 09 Oct 2015
  • Last Update: 09 Oct 2015
  • 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 2014, ‘Driver/Rider impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)’ was recorded as contributing to:

  • 47 fatal accidents (3 per cent of reported fatal road accidents)

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

  • 440 slight accidents (less than 1 per cent of reported slight road accidents).

  • Of all road traffic accidents in 2014 where police attended the scene and recorded a contributory factor, ‘impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)’ was 684 (1 per cent).

Comments:

National statistics.

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