Accidents, casualties and safety

Road Accident Statistics play a leading part in the Government's Road Safety Strategy.

In addition to the STATS19 information on road accidents, other data sources directly related to road safety have been used to compile the statistics on this web page. These include death registrations and coroners' reports as well as traffic and vehicle registration data plus Home Office data on motor vehicle offences.

Email for more information about the surveys and their findings.

Road Casualties Online

Road Casualties Online is a web based data analysis tool which provides detailed statistics about the circumstances of reported personal injury road accidents in Great Britain, including the types of vehicles involved and the consequent casualties.

Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Quarterly Provisional Estimates Q3 2010

Latest quarterly provisional estimates of personal injury road accidents and their casualties.

05 August 2010
Last update:
03 February 2011

Road casualties in Great Britain: Annual reports

Annual Report provides detailed analyses of road casualties and reports on trends in relation to casualty reduction targets.

Road casualties in Great Britain: main results

The latest bulletin containing statistics on personal injury accidents on public roads (including footways). Introduction and complete PDF document.

Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2009 estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels

A statistical release providing provisional estimates on accidents involving drinking and driving in Great Britain in 2009.

07 August 2008
Last update:
05 August 2010

Provisional statistics on breath alcohol screening tests in England and Wales, 2009

This report provides experimental statistics on the results of roadside breath alcohol screening tests, administered by police forces in 2009, using new digital breath testing devices

23 September 2010

Road Casualties English Local Authority Tables

This is a web site based publication presenting statistics on personal injury road accidents and their casualties.

Seatbelt and mobile phone use surveys: 2009 results

This publication presents estimates of seatbelt wearing rates and mobile phone use by drivers in England. Estimates of seatbelt wearing rates for Scotland are also included. Surveys were carried out in October and November 2009.

04 February 2010
Last update:
18 March 2010

TSGB 0898 TSGB Accident and Casualty tables (8.1 to 8.5 and 8.8 to 8.11) (269 kb)

25 November 2010
Last update:
16 March 2011

TSGB 0899 TSGB Motor Vehicles Offences tables (8.6 to 8.7) (84 kb)

25 November 2010

Archived content

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