Road safety research and statistical reports

Research, statistical reports and findings on road safety.

The Department for Transport conducts research into improving road safety across the UK and regularly publishes findings.


  1. Drug driving law evaluation
  2. Evaluating fixed penalty notices for careless driving offences
  3. Review of interventions to increase the safety of young and novice drivers
  4. Review of oral fluid: alternative biological matrices for drug driving
  5. Review of retesting and educational interventions for serious driving offenders
  6. How bollards affect crowd movement
  7. First report on the increased speed limit for heavy goods vehicles
  8. Compulsory basic training: learners’ and trainers’ perceptions
  9. Road safety research and statistical reports
  10. Reducing road accidents among young novice drivers
  11. Review of motorcycle test manoeuvres: 2013 feasibility and safety study
  12. Managing cycle traffic at signalled junctions
  13. How infrastructure relates to cyclist injuries
  14. Linking offence histories to accidents using on-the-spot data
  15. Analysis of accidents involving pedestrians and low-noise cars
  16. The safety risk of electric and hybrid vehicles to visually impaired pedestrians
Published 9 October 2013
Last updated 27 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. New road safety reports published.
  2. Impact of bollards arrays on crowd movement research report.
  3. Initial summary report analysing the impact of increased speed limit for heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes.
  4. First published.