Credible and reliable information on Road statistics In association with Road Users Alliance
Credible and reliable information on Road statistics In association with Road Users Alliance

Safety

Print chapter

Data in this section relates to road traffic safety and accidents across the GB and EU network.

6.1 GB road accidents 2016

GB road accidents
Year: 2001, 2015
(number of accidents)

Road / accident type
2001
2015
Change %
All accidents145571140086-3.77
Motorways
Fatal18098-45.56
All accidents91285554-39.15
A Roads
Fatal1826920-49.62
All accidents10554864285-39.09
Minor roads
Fatal1170600-48.72
All accidents11433870247-38.56
All Roads
Fatal16371618-1.16

Source: DfT

6.2 GB road fatalities by road user 2016

GB road fatalities by road user
Year: 2002, 2015
(number of fatalities)

Road user
2002
2015
Change %
Total3,4311,732-49.52
Pedestrians775409-47.23
Cyclists130100-23.08
Motorcyclists609365-40.07
Buses & coaches195-73.68
Cars1,747755-56.78
Goods vehicles13365-51.13
Other vehicles183383.33

Source: DfT

6.3 GB road fatalities by road user 2016

GB road fatalities by road user
Year:  2015

6.3 - 2016

Source: DfT

6.4 European road fatalities for chosen countries 2016

European road fatalities for chosen countries
Year: 2013
(number of fatalities per million passenger cars)

6.4 - 2016

Source: ERF 2016

6.5 European road fatalities 2016

European road fatalities
Year: 2013
(number of fatalities per 10 billion per km)

6.5 - 2016

Source: ERF 2016

6.6 European road fatalities by population 2016

European road fatalities by population
Year: 2013
(number of fatalities per million inhabitants)

6.6 - 2016

Source: ERF 2016

6.7 Cyclists and road safety 2016

Cyclists and road safety
Year: 2015
(%)

6.7 - 2016

Source: DfT

6.8 Road safety expenditure by region 2016

Road safety expenditure by region
Year: 2014
(£millions / population millions)

Region / Country
Revenue spent on road safety (£millions)
Population (millions)
Per capita spending on road safety (£)
GB Total95.3462.601.52
North East8.202.603.15
North West12.607.101.77
Yorkshire and The Humber8.005.401.48
East Midlands7.904.601.72
West Midlands11.705.702.05
East of England9.706.001.62
London10.108.501.19
South East11.408.901.28
South West9.105.401.69
England88.7054.201.64
Wales*4.243.101.37
Scotland*2.405.300.45

*data from 2012

Source: DfT

6.9 Cost of road accidents in GB 2016

Cost of road accidents in GB
Year: 2015
(£)

Accident type
Average cost per accident
Reported number of accidents
Cost of accidents
Total16,307,347,529.00
Fatality2,117,825.391,618.003,426,641,474.58
Fatal & serious243,358.6920,033.004,875,204,689.58
Slight26,053.76118,435.003,085,676,610.64
All Injury accidents81,289.51140,086.0011,387,522,774.80
Damage only4,919,824,754.20

Source: DfT

6.10 Weather and accidents 2016

Weather and accidents
Year: 2014
(number of accidents)

Accident Type
Daylight
 
 
 
Darkness
 
 
 
All accidents93,23511,31214137027,2198,686164383
FineRainingSnowingFogFineRainingSnowingFog
Killed8807724547102212
Serious12,9581,28214464,4841,2572278
Slight79,3979,95312532022,1887,327140293

Source: DfT

6.11 UK road markings 2016

UK road markings
Year: 2013
(%)

6.11 - 2016

Source: RSMA 

Back to top