There were 17,552 adult pedestrian casualties in Great Britain in 2016, of which 414 were fatalities.
The number of casualties amongst adult pedestrians tends to decrease with age: for example, in 2016 there were 1,938 pedestrian casualties aged 20 to 24 years old and 1,252 pedestrian casualties aged 50 to 54.
Adult pedestrian casualties in Great Britain are predominantly male. From the 2011 to 2015 average 57 per cent of pedestrian casualties aged 16 to 59 were male; in 2016 it stood at 56 per cent.
Failing to look properly is by far the most frequently reported contributory factor allocated to pedestrians in casualty RTIs.
(RRCGB, DfT, 2017)
There exists a well established link between road casualties and deprivation. Amongst adult pedestrians, studies have shown a ratio of 4:1 between numbers of casualties in the most deprived compared to the least deprived locations.
(N .Christie et al., 2010)
The risk of RTI involvement amongst pedestrians increases significantly when blood alcohol concentrations are above 100-150 mg/100ml, according to a study carried out in the West Midlands, UK.
- Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:17 AM
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