Reported road casualties in Great Britain: annual report 2010
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||29 September 2011|
|Series:||Road accidents and safety|
|Statistics topic:||Casualties, Contributory factors, Drink driving, Major roads, Minor roads, Mode of travel, Walking / Pedestrians|
This publication presents detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury accidents, including the types of vehicles involved, the resulting casualties and factors which may contribute to accidents. In addition to detailed tables there are six articles containing further analysis on specific road safety topics.
Most of the statistics in the publication are based on information about accidents reported to the police. However, other sources such as mortality, survey and hospital data are also used as well as population and traffic data to provide a wider context.
13 October – a set of tables providing further regional and local authority figures were published (RAS10014-RAS10016, RAS30038-RAS30058, RAS410002-RAS410004, RAS51020, RAS90003-RAS90004).
15 December – a full PDF document containing all articles and all published tables is now available for download (see link to “Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain – complete report” in list below).
Download the full release
- Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain 2010: summary (PDF – 68 KB)
- General overview and trends in reported casualties (PDF – 195 KB)
- A valuation of road accidents and casualties in Great Britain in 2010 (PDF – 45 KB)
- Drinking and driving 2010 (PDF – 94 KB)
- Contributory factors to reported road accidents 2010 (PDF – 122 KB)
- Survey data on road accidents 2010 (PDF – 66 KB)
- Hospital admissions data on road casualties 2010 (PDF – 141 KB)
- Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain – complete report (PDF – 1579 KB)
- Index linking RRCGB 2009 report tables to 2010 web tables (XLS – 162 KB)
Download the full release and all tables
- Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain 2010 – PDF files (ZIP — 765 KB)
- Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain 2010 – all XLS tables (ZIP — 1616 KB)
- Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain 2010 – all CSV tables (ZIP — 328 KB)
Key findings from the RRCGB 2010 report include:
- There were a total of 208,648 casualties of all severities in road accidents reported to the police, 6 per cent lower than in 2009. There were 1,850 people killed, 17 per cent lower than in 2009 and 22,660 were seriously injured, down 8 per cent. Motor vehicle traffic fell by 2 per cent over the same period.
- The number of fatalities fell for almost all types of road user, with a fall of 21 per cent for car occupants, 19 per cent for pedestrians, 15 per cent for motorcyclists. Pedal cycle fatalities rose by 7 per cent.
- In 2010, it is estimated that 9,700 reported casualties (5 per cent of all road casualties) occurred when someone was driving whilst over the legal alcohol limit. The provisional number of people estimated to have been killed in drink drive accidents was 250 (14 per cent of all road fatalities).
- Failed to look properly was again the most frequently reported contributory factor and was reported in 40 per cent of all accidents reported to the police in 2010.
- Not all non-fatal accidents are reported to the police. Our best current estimate is that the total number of road casualties in Great Britain, including those not reported to police, is within the range 660 thousand to 800 thousand with a central estimate of 730 thousand.
- In 2010, the economic welfare cost of reported road accidents was estimated to be around £15 billion.
Browse all statistical tables related to this series
- Road accidents and safety – all statistical tables
- RRCGB 2010 tables on accidents
- RRCGB 2010 tables drivers and vehicles
- RRCGB 2010 tables on casualties
- RRCGB 2010 tables on accidents, casualties and vehicles
- RRCGB 2010 tables on outcome indicators
- RRCGB 2010 tables on drinking and driving
- RRCGB 2010 tables on contributory factors
- RRCGB 2010 tables on survey data and total estimates
- RRCGB 2010 tables on hospital admissions data on road casualties
- RRCGB 2010 tables on valuation of road accidents and casualties
- RRCGB 2010 tables on international comparisons
- RRCGB 2010 tables on inter modal comparisons
- RRCGB 2010 tables traffic, population etc.
Information on road accidents and safety statistics, including related technical documentation (notes and definitions, STATS19 form and instructions for completion) are available at:
Information specific to the Reported Road Casualties Annual Report 2010 can be found here:
Related statistical releases
- Reported road casualties Great Britain: main results 2010
- Earlier RRCGB annual reports can be found here
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