There have been significant reductions in ‘all road user’ casualties since 2009 with the number of casualties falling at a national, regional and local level. The UK now has one of the best road safety records in the world but more can be done to prevent deaths and serious injuries. Helping children and young people to stay safer is a high priority for the UK Government and preventing death and serious injury on the roads is an important part of that.
Factsheet: Road Casualty Reduction CS002 (PDF, 325kb)
- The total number of road traffic casualties in County Durham decreased in 2015 compared to the previous year. However the number of those killed or seriously injured increased.
- The total number of road casualties, of children aged 0-15 years, reduced significantly in County Durham during 2015 when compared to the 2005-09 average.
- 86% of accidents involving children and young people occur within a 600 metre radius of a school.
Links to data
- Gov.UK Road Safety
- Department for Transport statistical release 30 June 2016; Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: main results 2015
- North East Regional Road Safety Resource; Reported Road User Casualties in North East England: 2015
- Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014 Annual Report
- LG Inform: Road Casualties (Search)