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:

To provide insight into why and how road accidents occur.

Methodology:

Analysis of contributory factors assigned to reported road accidents by police officers attending the accident scenes.

Key Findings:

In 2014, “Uncorrected, defective eyesight” was reported as a contributory factor in:

  •  9 (less than 1%) of reported fatal road accidents

  • 56 (less than 1%) of reported serious road accidents

  • 195 (less than 1%) of reported slight road accidents

  • 260(less than 1%) of reported all reported road accidents

 “Uncorrected, defective eyesight” was reported as a contributory factor in:

  • 11 (1%) of reported fatal road casualties

  • 66 (less than 1%) of reported serious road casualties

  • 307 (less than 1%) of reported slight road casualties

  • 384 (less than 1%) of reported all reported road casualtie

Contributory factors are largely subjective, reflecting the opinion of the reporting police officer, and are not necessarily the result of extensive investigation. Some factors are less likely to be recorded. Subsequent enquiries could lead to the reporting officer changing his/her opinion.

The contributory factors are different from the remainder of the STATS19 data which is based on the reporting of factual information. While this information is valuable in helping to identify ways of improving safety, care should be taken in its interpretation.

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