Road collision and casualty data

Road safety campaign

Background

Sussex Police supplies personal injury collision information to Brighton & Hove City Council on a regular basis.  This data is checked and validated, and then used by the Transport Projects Team to investigate collisions and implement a road safety strategy. The data remains the property of the Police and does not include collisions where there is damage only (i.e. no reported casualties).

Brighton & Hove City Council is a member of the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. The other partnership members are:

East and West Sussex County Councils, Sussex Police, Highways Agency, East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services and HM Courts and Tribunals Service (Sussex).

Collisions that occur on the A23 or A27 trunk roads which are managed by the Highways Agency but located within the Brighton & Hove City boundary will appear within the Brighton & Hove data, although we have no local highway authority responsibility for those roads.

Collision and casualty categories

The data may refer to either the number of collisions or the number of casualties in the collisions; one collision may result in several casualties. Therefore, the number of casualties in any year is always greater than the number of collisions.

The casualties/injuries are categorised by severity:

  • Fatal - injury resulting in the death of a casualty within 30 days of the collision
  • Serious - injury including fracture, internal injury, concussion, severe shock, severe cuts, detention in hospital
  • Slight - injury including sprains, whiplash, bruises, slight cuts

Collisions are categorised by the most severe casualty category.  So if, for example, a collision results in 3 casualties – one fatal, one serious and one slight – the collision is categorised as a fatal collision.

Data

Brighton & Hove City Council reconciles the current year’s data during the first quarter of the following year. However, the data is subject to change after this period should further information become available, which may mean data differs slightly from Sussex Police and as published by the Department for Transport.

 

Collisions

YEAR

FATAL

SERIOUS

SLIGHT

TOTAL

2016

2

157

620

779

2015

1

139

640

780

2014

2

146

644

792

2013

3

136

599

738

2012

5

147

637

789

Casualties

YEAR

FATAL

SERIOUS

SLIGHT

TOTAL

2016

2

167

775

944

2015

1

151

834

986

2014

2

156

828

986

2013

3

142

763

908

2012

5

155

818

978

 

Most vulnerable road user groups

It is important to target resources at those road users who are considered ‘most vulnerable’; that means people statistically most likely to be involved in a collision and/or most likely to sustain serious or fatal injuries.

 

Pedal Cycle Casualties

YEAR

FATAL

SERIOUS

SLIGHT

TOTAL

2016

0

49

147

196

2015

0

44

147

191

2014

0

46

153

199

         

 

 

 

Pedestrian Casualties

YEAR

FATAL

SERIOUS

SLIGHT

TOTAL

2016

1

57

111

169

2015

0

40

138

178

2014

1

43

126

170

         

 

 

 

Powered Two Wheeler Casualties

YEAR

FATAL

SERIOUS

SLIGHT

TOTAL

2016

0

27

86

113

2015

0

33

65

98

2014

0

25

68

93

 

Brighton & Hove City Council will continue to strive to reduce collisions and casualties through education, training, publicity and engineering measures.

Further information

Further and more detailed collision data will be added to the council’s web site as it becomes available.

For more information email transport.projects@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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