An assessment of how police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) investigate and prosecute road death cases, was published in February 2015.
The report from Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) found that overall the police’s investigation of fatal road traffic incidents (FRTI) was professional and thorough. However the recommendations reflect the conclusion that there is room for improvements in the way police and prosecutors deal with fatal crashes.
Following on from the 2012 Wales Burden of Injuries report, PHWs in association with CAPIC, have produced four interim reports focusing on data updates in four key areas; road traffic collisions, assaults, poisonings and falls. These reports present additional figures from 2011 and 2012, as well as more detailed socio-economic profiles.
There are still a number of data completeness and coding issues and some of the differences reported here may reflect variations in data quality. Nevertheless, the best way to improve data quality is to use the data and stimulate interest in the results.
To download the reports please click on the links below:
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Road Traffic Collisions
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Poisonings
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Assaults
The Burden of Injury in Wales – Falls
The Department for Transport published their latest quarterly report 7 August 2014 on ‘Reported road casualties in Great Britain provisional estimates: Jan to Mar 2014’
In reported road traffic accidents for the year ending March 2014:
- road deaths increased by 4% compared to the year ending March 2013, to 1,750
- killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties increased to 24,160, a 2% increase compared with the previous year
- there were 189,880 reported road casualties of all severities, 1% higher than the 188,884 for the year ending March 2013
- motor traffic levels rose by 3% compared with the 12 month period ending March 2013. The overall casualty rate per vehicle mile decreased by 2% for the same period
Between January and March 2014:
- there were 380 road deaths, 13% higher than the same single quarter in 2013
- KSIs and slightly injured casualties increased by 17% and 15% respectively
THE REPORT: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/reported-road-casualties-in-great-britain-provisional-estimates-jan-to-mar-2014
QUARTERLY STATISTICAL TABLES: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras45-quarterly-statistics
SOURCE: Department for Transport
The Department for Transport published a report 7 August 2014 on ‘Reported road casualties in Great Britain, final estimates involving illegal alcohol levels: 2012’
Key messages include:
- 230 people were killed in drink drive accidents in 2012, which was not significantly different from 2011
- 1,200 people were seriously injured in drink drive accidents in 2012, a 6% fall from 2011
- drink drive accidents accounted for around 13% of road deaths and 6% of killed or seriously injured casualties in 2012
- drink drive deaths and serious injuries in 2012 were both around 85% down on 1979
Detailed statistics on reported drinking and driving (‘RAS51’) are also available in Excel format and are updated annually.
THE REPORT: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/reported-road-casualties-in-great-britain-final-estimates-involving-illegal-alcohol-levels-2012
ANNUAL STATISTICAL TABLES: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras51-reported-drinking-and-driving
SOURCE: Department for Transport
Countries Covered: England and Wales
The Safegaurding Children e-Academy has created an infographic giving information about child accidents and deaths. The resource is downloadable as a poster and gives statistics on the number of deaths, hospital admissions, and road accidents that occur in England and Wales. You can access this resource online at http://www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk/wasted_lives_child_accidents_and_deaths
Countries Covered: Wales
The number of people being killed or seriously injured on Welsh roads has reached a record low, according to new statistics released by the Welsh Government.
A programme set up to look at trends in child deaths in Wales has published the findings of a review into deaths of teenagers in motor vehicles. Public Health Wales, which hosts the Child Death Review Programme, recommends in its report that the Welsh Government looks at different ways of licensing teenage drivers to prevent fatal road crashes.
This new tool presents data specifically relating to roads that are within the 500 metre radius around British schools. The tool has been developed to help local authorities, parents, teachers and drivers have a better understanding of the road risks in specific local areas. The data looks at all road related incidents that are reported to the police.
Countries Covered: UK
A Road Safety Observatory has been launched to offer access to independent road safety research and information for anyone working in road safety and for members of the public. It provides summaries and reviews of research on a wide range of road safety issues, along with links to original road safety research reports.
Countries Covered: World
The Global status report on road safety 2013 presents information on road safety from 182 countries, accounting for almost 99% of the world’s population.
Countries Covered: UK and Ireland
To help injury practitioners find relevant and up to date injury related statistics; IOBI have produced guides on where to find injury data in the constituent countries of the UK and Ireland. As well providing guidance on where to find general statistics, links to themed statistics (e.g. road accidents, self-harm, falls) are also provided. England and Wales guides also include: injury related strategies, policies and reviews, and further information on selected injury databases.
Please also refer to Data and Statistics in the Cross-Cutting Themes section
Posted in Children & Young People Safety, Cross-Cutting Themes, Data & Statisics, Drowning, England, Fire Safety, Great Britain, Home Safety, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Occupational Safety, Older People Safety, Road Safety, Scotland, Self-Harm & Suicide Prevention, Sports & Leisure Safety, United Kingdom, Violence Prevention, Wales
Countries Covered: Great Britain
Road Accident and Safety statistics produced by the Department for Transport. Most statistics are based on accidents reported to the police (STATS19 system). These provide detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury road accidents, including the types of vehicles involved and the consequent casualties.
Countries Covered: Ireland
New data published by the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána show that the number of road deaths in Ireland decreased by 48% between 2001 and 2010. The number of people seriously injured decreased by 58% during the same period. The largest decreases in fatalities occurred among pedal cyclists (75%), motor cyclists (66%) and pedestrians (54%).
Countries Covered: England
The following study has found that the number of car drivers illegally using hand-held mobile phones at the w heel has doubled in the past two years. Similar patterns were observed among taxi and van drivers.
Countries Covered: Wales
CAPIC has analyzed STATS19 data in Wales, which details the nature and location of the collision and a crude classification of injury severity. The data are very useful for mapping the locations of collisions to plan road safety interventions. These analysis were performed for years ranging from 1994 to 2005.