Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014

  • Published: Department for Transport, September 2015
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 22 Apr 2016
  • Last Update: 22 Apr 2016
  • Format: pdf

Objectives

To present detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury road collisions.

Methodology

Most of the statistics are based on data from the Stats19 database. Other data from coroners, hospitals, and traffic data are also used.

Key Findings

  • In 2014, 43,946 vehicles involved in personal injury collisions had a driver/rider that was driving/riding for work purposes. There were 27,775 drivers or drivers involved in personal injury collisions that were commuting at the time of the accident.

  • 15,744 drivers/riders were injured when traveling for work, 71 of which were killed and 1,301 seriously injured.

  • Overall, there were 49,984 casualties involved in road collisions where someone was driving or riding for work, 5,715 were killed or seriously injured.

Key words

Government, road, statistics, police, accidents, casualties, injury.

Comments

Journey purpose is not always reliably recorded by the police, a larger proportion are left unknown. It is likely that the statistics are underestimations of the number of collisions and casualties involving someone traveling for work.

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