Data reports and targets

Use this page to access government reports on casualty levels and targets for various countries and regions worldwide.

Analysis of trauma admission data at an urban hospital in Maputo, Mozambique
Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Research Unit, University of Eduardo Mondlane, 19/02/16

Analysis of trauma admission data finds that injury prevention efforts should focus on improving and enforcing road safety regulations, in Maputo, Mozambique.

Smeed's law and expected road fatality reduction: An assessment of the Italian case
Research Centre for Transport and Logistics, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 25/09/15

In an exploration of the relationship between road deaths and the number of vehicles on the road, Italy will not achieve its casualty targets without a change in road safety policy, finds the University of Rome.

Performance of Latin America and the Caribbean during the first years of the Decade of Action for Road Safety
FAL Bulletin No 6, Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, 2015

While Latin America has made progress in raising awareness of road safety issues and policies, this has yet to be reflected in significant casualty reductions, argues the FAL Bulletin.

Global status report on road safety 2015
World Health Organisation, 2015

Of the 1.25 million annual deaths on the world’s roads, 49% are pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists, finds the WHO.

How much do road crashes cost where you live?
Road Safety Foundation, 15/09/15

Report into the cost of crashes in Britain, which loses 2% of its GDP due to road crashes, with the loss concentrated in non-metropolitan authorities.

Trends in Socioeconomic Inequalities in Motor Vehicle Accident Deaths in the United States, 1995–2010
McGill University, Canada, 8/09/15

While overall death rates have decreased on US roads, deaths have decreased most sharply for the highest educated and may have risen for the lowest.

London KSIs fall to all time low – but motorcyclist fatalities increase
Transport for London, 10/06/15

Serious road casualties in London fell by 7% in 2014, with cycling casualties falling 12% despite an increase in the number cycling.

Road Safety Since 2010
PACTS, 10/06/15

There has been variation in the progress of cutting road deaths across the UK in the past ten years.

Report highlights variations in KSI progress
RAC Foundation and PACTS, 27/05/15

The fall in road casualties has varied across the UK, as different areas implement different road safety policies.

Disability due to road traffic crashes and the management of road safety in developing countries.
Queensland University of Technology. Australia, 2015

Qualitative data on the long-term impact of disability should inform the road safety debate in the developing world.

The tolerance of the human body to automobile collision impact – a systematic review of injury biomechanics research, 1990–2009
University of Virginia, USA, 02/04/15

Research into road crash injuries should include improving understanding of tolerances and protection of vulnerable road users, finds a review of the literature from 1990 to 2009.

The tolerance of the human body to automobile collision impact – a systematic review of injury biomechanics research, 1990–2009
University of Virginia, USA, 02/04/15

Research into road crash injuries should include improving understanding of tolerances and protection of vulnerable road users, finds a review of the literature from 1990 to 2009.

“Crashing the gates” – selection criteria for television news reporting of traffic crashes
Hasselt University, Belgium, 21/04/15

TV news reporting is biased in reporting crashes on motorways or involving injured women more than other crashes.

A collection of evidence for the impact of the economic recession on road fatalities in Great Britain
Transport Research Laboratory, 05/05/15

The British economic recession led to reductions in traffic, young male drivers, and drink driving, resulting in a reduction in road deaths between 2007 and 2010.

How safe are your roads? Commission road safety statistics show small improvement for 2014
Ruopean Commission, 24/03/15

Road fatalities fell by a disappointing 1% in Europe in 2014.

UK Transport Safety: Who is Responsible?
Transport Safety Commission, 25/03/15

Clear leadership and a safe systems approach are essential if UK roads are to reach zero deaths and serious injuries.

The Value of a Statistical Life in a Road Safety Context — A Review of the Current Literature
DIW, Berlin, 26/03/15

The approaches for measuring the value of statistical life are outlined.

Consequences for road crash victims two years after the crash
IFSTTAR, 21/08/14

More than half (53%) of French adults seriously injured in road crashes are not fully recovered more than two years later, and 20% still have financial difficulties related to their injury.

Health status recovery at one year in children injured in a road crash
Université de Lyon, 20/06/14

Two in three (65%) French children severely injured in road crashes are not fully recovered after one year.

Child Fatality and Injury in Nontraffic Crashes, 2008 to 2011
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 30/04/14

More than 1,000 children aged 14 and younger were killed in the US between 2008-2011 in crashes on private roads, driveways or car parks.

Taking on the rising death toll from traffic and pollution
World Bank, 31/03/14

The combined impact of road crashes and traffic pollution costs 1.5 million lives worldwide every year.

Cranio-cerebral injuries in victims of fatal road traffic collisions
Father Muller Medical College, 29/03/14

Most road deaths in Mangalore, India, between 2008 and 2012 were due to non-treatable head injuries, therefore preventing crashes in the first place would have been the only way to prevent these deaths.

The social cost of road crashes and injuries in New Zealand
New Zealand Ministry of Transport, 19/12/13

The total social cost of injury crashes in New Zealand in 2012 is estimated at NZ$3.29 billion (£1.66 billion).

Tracking the safety of Britain's major road network
Road Safety Foundation, 21/10/13

Crash risk is seven times greater on single carriage way roads than motorways in Great Britain.

WHO Global status report on road safety 2013
World Health Organisation, 14/03/13

Only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive road safety laws on drink-driving, speeding, and helmet, seat belt and child restraint use.

Impact of Road Traffic Deaths on Expected Years of Life
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 02/10/12

The average life expectancy of men in Brazil is reduced by 0.8 years as a result of road deaths.

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for The First Half of 2012
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 02/10/12

Road deaths in the USA increased by 9% in the first half of 2012 compared to 2011.

A valuation of road accidents and casualties in Great Britain in 2011
UK Department for transport, 02/10/12

Road crashes and casualties cost the UK economy £34.8billion in 2011.

Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: 2011 estimates for crashes involving alcohol
Department for Transport, 24/08/12

Annual UK drink drive deaths increased by 12% in 2011.

Australian road deaths cost more than defence
ANCAP, 09/08/12

Road deaths and serious injuries cost the Australian taxpayer $27billion per year, more than the national defence budget.

6th Road Safety PIN Report
European Transport Safety Council, 05/07/12

EU road deaths dropped by 3% in 2011 compared to an 11% reduction in 2010.

2010 Road Safety Target Outcome: 100, 000 fewer deaths since 2001
European Transport Safety Council, 21/06/11

102,000 lives have been saved on roads in the European Union since 2001.

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2010
US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 10/06/11

62 times more people were killed on roads than in airplanes in the US in 2009.

Socio-economic inequalities in mortality due to injuries in small areas of ten cities
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, 27/05/11

Higher rates of road death is linked to areas of socioeconomic deprivation in this study of Spanish cities.

US road fatalities per population: changes by age from 1958 to 2008
Michigan Transportation Research Institute, 04/04/11

Reductions in road death rates in the US in the past 50 years have been greater for younger and older people than for the middle-aged.

Reported road accidents involving young car drivers: Great Britain 2009
Department for Transport, 11/02/11

One in four deaths and serious injuries on British roads in 2009 involved a 17-24 year old driver, despite this age group accounting for just one in eight drivers.

Tackling the Deficit: At what cost to road safety?
RAC Foundation, 22/10/10

Casualty targets have worked in the UK for the past 20 years and to discontinue them would leave people at greater risk of death and injury.

Road Safety Target in Sight: Making up for lost time
ETSC, 22/06/10

Quantitative targets for road casualties in the EU have motivated countries to prevent 19,500 road deaths in the last decade.

Demographics of acute admissions to a National Spinal Injuries Unit
National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Miscericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 23/03/09

The leading cause (42%) of spinal injuries in Ireland is road crashes. 3 out of 4 of the injuries were males with the average age 32.

Global status report on road safety
World Health Organisation, 01/01/09

The first broad assessment of the status of road safety in 178 countries. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 - 29 year olds globally.

A spatially disaggregate analysis of road casualties in England
Imperial College London, 01/11/04

Areas of deprivation have more casualties.


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