Key Facts:

  • 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.

    (DfT, 2001)


  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:17 AM
  • Last Update: 11 Dec 2017, 03:56 PM