Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain 2014 Annual Report

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

Objectives:

To provide statistical data on reported road accidents and casualties in Great Britain in 2014.

Methodology:

Analysis of personal injury road accidents that were reported.

Key Findings

In 2014:

  • There was 1 fatal reported road accident involving a ridden horse, 30 serious accidents and 92 slight accidents.

  • In these accidents, 1 adult horse rider was killed, 23 horse riders, including 1 child, were seriously injured and 78 horse riders, including 12 children, were slightly injured.

  • Of the 104 horse rider casualties of all severities, 48 occurred on built-up roads and 56 occurred on non built-up roads (speed limits over 40mph excluding motorways).

  • ‘Passing too close to cyclist, horse rider or pedestrian’ was recorded as a contributory factor in 1 per cent of all reported accidents.

  • ‘Passing too close to cyclist, horse rider or pedestrian’ was also recorded as a contributory factor in 1 per cent of all reported casualties.Themes: STATS19, HES.

Comments:

This report is produced annually and provides a reliable comparison of year on year statistics from a variety of sources. Data from tables in annex also included.

Free