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The report looks at national patterns examining five casualty groups; all casualties, killed and seriously injured casualties, pedestrian casualties, car user casualties, pedal cycle casualties, and motorcycle user casualties. For each group constituencies at the top and bottom of the index are listed, together with a summary of the recent progress. The report also contains a list of the index values and progress for each individual constituency.The sample map below shows the ‘All Casualties’ index colour coded according to high and low values with more information available by clicking on an individual constituency.
To download a copy of the full report click here or select the ‘Constituency Dashboard’ tab to view your own local report as well as the analytical dashboard itself.
To view the report for your constituency click on the first letter of your constituency name below then the download link to the PDF document. If you are unsure of your constituency, this link will help you find your constituency using your home postcode.
A selection of the maps included in the previous 2016 report are available to view via interactive, online maps. Select any of the maps below to review local trends in more detail. Alternatively, if you would like to view the location of collisions in your local area visit www.crashmap.co.uk
PACTS and the Direct Line Group have published this Parliamentary Constituency Road Safety Dashboard that, for the first time, reveals how the casualty rate (by population) varies across the parliamentary constituencies in Great Britain. Using information from Department for Transport STATS19 statistics between 2011 and 2016 the Dashboard presents information on casualties for residents of the constituency, rather than looking only at collision locations. The Dashboard also provides an analysis of progress over the last six years, comparing each constituency against the national average.
Separate analyses are provided by casualty severity, major road user casualty groups (pedestrians, pedal cyclists, motorcyclists and car users) and by age groups.
The purpose of the Dashboard is to provide additional specific local information to stimulate action to improve road safety for all road users.
To view the report or see how your local area compares to the national average explore further tabs.
KSI Reporting Changes
Over the last few years, many police forces have adopted new reporting systems for recording casualty information, most notably the Collision Reporting And SHaring system (CRASH). Since 2015 CRASH has entered widespread use, and is currently employed by 20 police forces across England. In contrast to previous practice, which required police officers to make personal judgements concerning injury severity, CRASH incorporates a more detailed and accurate method for injury classification.
The Department for Transport has concluded that this change resulted in an increase of between five and fifteen percent in the number of injuries reported as “serious” across Britain in 2016. Furthermore, this effect is not evenly distributed across the country, as the effect is concentrated in areas served by forces which have adopted CRASH or other new reporting systems. As a consequence, “KSI” (killed and seriously injured) casualty numbers in areas served by these forces are not directly comparable with those which are not. For this reason users of serious injury road casualty statistics, including the parts of this dashboard which refer specifically to KSI casualties, should be interpreted with caution.
The forces affected by this are:
|Devon and Cornwall Constabulary|
|South Yorkshire Police|
|West Mercia Police|
|West Midlands Police|
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