Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014

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

Objectives:

Summary of vehicles involved in reported RTIs by severity and vehicle type and summary of contributory factors for RTIs in 2014.

Methodology:

Reports from 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. Not all RTIs are attended by police, and even when an accident is attended, it is not always possible to record a suitable contributory factor. However, this data remains one of the best sources of RTI contributory factors in GB.

Key Findings

In 2014:

  • A total of 5,896 buses or coaches were involved in reported accident.

  • Buses or coaches were involved in 61 fatal, 716 serious and 5,326 slight reported road accidents.

  • 6,103 buses or coaches were involved in reported road accidents.

  • 7 bus or coach users were killed, 293 were seriously injured and 4,898 were slightly injured in reported road accidents.

  • All 7 of the deaths were bus or coach passengers, as were 272 of those seriously injured and 4,501 of those slightly injured.

  • Of those seriously injured, 21 were bus or coach drivers, as were 397 of those slightly injured.

  • There were 26 fatal, 208 serious and 788 slight reported road accidents involving a bus or coach and a pedestrian.

  • 2,148 contributory factors were assigned to buses or coaches at these attended RTIs (each accident can have more than one contributory factor). 4,102 buses or coaches had no contributory factor assigned.

  • Of the contributory factors assigned to buses and coaches, the most common were careless, reckless or in a hurry, failed to look properly, sudden braking and poor turn or manoeuvre.

Comments:

The largest single source of GB data. Results are designated National Statistics.

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