Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2008
- Department for Transport (DfT) / National Statistics
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2008' presents detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury road accidents. Some 50 data items are collected for each accident, including the time and location of the accident, the types of vehicles involved and what they were doing at the time of the accident, as well as some information on the drivers and casualties involved.
On average seven people were killed each day in 2008, less than half the rate in 1951. The Department for Transport, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly Government are working on a new road safety strategy for 2010 onwards, which will establish the approach, targets and measures for further reducing road casualties. The known fact that a considerable proportion of non-fatal injury accidents are not reported to the police is reflected in the new title for this annual publication.
There are also seven articles containing further analysis on specific road safety topics:
a general overview and progress towards casualty reduction targets;
a valuation of road accidents and casualties in Great Britain in 2008;
drinking and driving;
contributory factors to road accidents;
comparing police data on road accidents with other sources;
an illustrative analysis of linked police and hospital data, and
an overview of road safety research.
In 2000, the Government published a safety strategy in 'Tomorrow's Roads Safer for Everyone'. By 2010, the aim is to achieve, compared with the average for 1994-98:
a 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) in road accidents;
a 50% reduction in the number of children killed or seriously injured (children are defined as being those aged under 16); and
a 10% reduction in the slight casualty rate, expressed as the number of people slightly injured per 100 million vehicle kilometres.
The statistics contained within this publication are used to inform public debates on matters of road safety.
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