Transport Statistics Users Group Meeting

Transport Statistics Users Group Meeting

Road casualty statistics – are they telling us what we want to know?

Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 2:30 pm

Transport for London, 197 Blackfriars Rd, Southwark, London SE1 8NJ


The next seminar will look at road casualty statistics and how they can be matched and compared with other data sets to improve our knowledge of who is injured on our road network and how severely. Three speakers in Central Government, The Third Sector and academia will outline how casualty statistics are matched with health and other transport data to help improve our knowledge of risk to road users of different ages and means of transport.


David Davies is the Executive Director of PACTS (Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety). He will briefly outline the current STATS19 system, the other main casualty data sources in RRCGB, the main strengths and weakness of these data, the ways in which they have been improved to take account of comments by UKSA, the way they are presented, how they are received, used and abused and relation to transport and safety policy ]


Daryl Lloyd is Head of Road Safety Statistics at the Department for Transport. He will outline how HES (Hospital Episode Statistics), the hospital in-patient data for England have been matched with the STASTS19 casualty statistics to improve our understanding of injury patterns sustained in
serious collisions and give an estimate of levels of under-reporting at this level. He will also speak about the EU initiative to standardise the definition of serious injury across Europe: together with
its challenges and benefits.


Heather Ward is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Transport Studies, UCL
and will outline other EU initiatives to develop injury surveillance systems and outline how the
reorganisation of trauma services in England may be playing a part in the reduction of deaths on
the roads.


There will then be plenty of time for discussion on what other datasets are available and whether more use could be made of them as well as the gaps so please come along with your questions and comments.


The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 20th November 2013, from 2:30 pm – 5.00 pm at Transport for London, 197 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London SE1 8NJ. The nearest underground station is Southwark which is directly opposite.  You can also walk from Waterloo and Blackfriars. For security reasons no one can be admitted unless they are booked in.


Bookings should be made by visiting the online booking page of out website: or in case of any problems by e-mail to giving name, organisation, address, telephone number & e-mail.


Students, Press and TSUG members free.  Non-members £25

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