Reference & Statistics
Road Casualties Great Britain: 2007
- Department for Transport (DfT) / National Statistics
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The 2007 edition of this annual report presents statistics, collected to an agreed national standard, about reported personal injury road accidents and their consequent casualties. 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. The statistics are used to inform public debates on matters of road safety.
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.
Compared with the 1994-98 average baseline, in 2007:
The number of people killed or seriously injured was under 31 thousand, 36% below the baseline.
The number of children killed or seriously injured was 55% below the baseline.
The slight casualty rate was 32% below the baseline.
In this period the traffic has risen by an estimated 16%.
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