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Reported road casualties in Great Britain: main results 2014

Statistics on reported personal injury accidents from public roads in Great Britain for 2014.

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Reported road casualties in Great Britain: main results 2014 release

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Reported road casualties in Great Britain: main results 2014 tables

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In reported road traffic accidents in 2014:

  • road deaths increased by 4% compared with 2013, rising to 1,775
  • the number of people seriously injured increased by 5% to 22,807 in 2014
  • there was a total of 194,477 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents during 2014
  • a total of 146,322 personal-injury road traffic accidents were reported to the police in 2014 - of these accidents, 1,658 resulted in at least 1 fatality
  • three-quarters of the increase in road deaths were pedestrian casualties
  • total reported child casualties rose by 6.2% to 16,727, compared with 2013 - there was a similar rise of 5% in the number of seriously injured child casualties and 5 more child deaths in 2014
  • traffic volumes rose by 2.4% between 2013 and 2014 - this is the highest rate of growth of motor vehicle traffic since 1996

Figures for deaths refer to people who sustained injuries which caused death less than 30 days after the accident. A more comprehensive analysis of 2014 casualty statistics will be published later this year in the ‘Reported road casualties Great Britain, annual report’.

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Published 25 June 2015