Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014 Annual report

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

Objectives:

This report delivers statistics relating to all RTIs reported to the police in Great Britain in 2014.

Methodology:

Statistics are compiled from the STATS19 database of RTIs i.e. police reported RTIs.

Key Findings

  • The majority of child KSI casualties are pedestrians, accounting for 66 per cent of the total in 2014.

  • Compared with 2013, there was a 12 per cent increase in child pedestrian deaths, and a 1% increase in injuries in 2014.

  • 3,949 children aged 0-11 years old were pedestrian casualties in 2014.

  • 385 children aged 4 -11 years old were killed or seriously injured (KSI) on journeys made during term time and in the hours in which children may be expected to be making a journey to or from school.

  • Child pedestrian fatalities rose by 12% to 29 in 2014, but remained well below the 2005/09 figure; the 2014 figure was 58% lower than the 2005-09 average.

Comments:

The national road casualty statistics remain the single largest source of RTI data and provide a valuable time series. It includes contributory factors, which give a qualitative indication of the factors that led to the incident, including behavioural and environmental factors.

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