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Casualty Reduction

In this section you will find information on aims and statistics relating to reducing the number of casualties on our roads.

- Current Performance Aim
- Collision and Casualty Statistics

Current Performance Aim

The Government's Strategic Framework for Road Safety focuses on reducing killed and seriously injured casualties on Britain's roads through increased driver education. In support of this, drivers in the West Midlands may be offered a Speed Awareness Course as an alternative to prosecution.

The Department for Transport have identified six key indicators which relate to road deaths and will measure the key outcomes of the strategy at a national level. These are:

  • Number of road deaths (and rate per billion vehicle miles)
  • Rate of motorcyclist deaths per billion vehicle miles
  • Rate of car occupant deaths per billion vehicle miles
  • Rate of pedal cyclist deaths per billion vehicle miles
  • Rare of pedestrian deaths per billion miles walked
  • Number of deaths resulting from collisions involving drivers under 25

At the local level, the number of road deaths is small and subject to fluctuation. For this reason it is suggested that local road safety partnerships focus on reducing the number of killed or seriously injured casualties

Collision and Casualty Statistics

West Midlands Collision and Casualty Statistics
 Year  Collisions Casualties 
Fatal Serious Slight Total Fatal Serious Slight Total Child KSIs
2008 56 856 6,951 7,863 59 969 9,763 10,791 192
2009 65 846 6,382 7,293 73 926 9,100 10,099 165
2010 50 789 5,377 6,216 51 873 7,777 8,701 173
2011 53 865 4,447 5,365 61 957 6,475 7,493 174
2012 53 828 3,957 4,838 57 889 5,773 6,719 164
2013 58 768 4,290 5,116 62 833 5,994 6,889 144
2014 55 794 4,507 5,356 54 867 6,423 7,344 122
2015 53 841 5,202 6,096 57 917 7,382 8,356 145
2016 60 944 4,901 5,905 60 1020 6,870 7,950 122
2017 54 885 4,743 5,682 59 960 6,662 7,681 127
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