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)

Key messages

  • 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.

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