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#69186 - 26th Sep 2004 4:16am Road safety
sally Offline
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Registered: 17th Jan 2004
Posts: 624
Loc: Wirral.
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DEATHS AND INJURIES ON THE ROAD

3,431 people were killed in road accidents in 2004
35,976 were seriously injured
263,198 were slightly injured

CHILDREN

179 children were killed in road accidents in 2004
4,417 were seriously injured
Almost twice as many boys as girls are killed or seriously injured in pedestrian and cycle accidents

DRINK DRIVING

560(p) people were killed in drink-drive related incidents in 2004
2,800(p) were seriously injured
There were over 20,000(p) drink-drive casualties in total in 2004, the highest figure since 1990
7% of all road casualties and 15% of deaths in 2004 occurred when someone was driving when over the legal limit for alcohol
Male drivers under 25 had the highest incidence of failing a breath test after being involved in a road accident in which someone was injured

P = PROVISIONAL

MOTORCYCLISTS

609 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents in 2003
6,891 were seriously injured
Motorcyclists represent 1% of traffic but suffer 19% of deaths and serious injuries
Motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to be killed in a road accident than car users, and four times more likely to be killed than pushbike riders

CYCLISTS

130 pedal cyclists were killed in road accidents in 2003
2,320 were seriously injured

Pedestrians

775 pedestrians were killed in 2003
7,856 were seriously injured
Pedestrians represent 13% of all road casualties and 23% of all road deaths

Driving for work

Over one third of all road traffic accidents, about 1,000 deaths a year, involve someone who is at work at the time.

SEAT BELTS

One in 10 drivers and front seat passengers, and four in 10 rear seat adults do not wear seatbelts
One in 10 child rear seat passengers do not use seatbelts or child restraints
About 10 front seat users are killed every year by unbelted rear seat passengers

SPEEDING

Speeding is not just inconsiderate driving - it contributes to the 36,000 serious injuries and 3,000 deaths that occur on Britain's roads each year
Around two thirds of all accidents in which people are killed or seriously injured happen on roads where the speed limit is 40mph or less
At 35mph you are twice as likely to kill someone as you are at 30mph

DRIVING TIRED

Falling asleep at the wheel is the cause of around 20% of accidents on long journeys on trunk roads and motorways
Men aged 30 and under are more likely to have a sleep related vehicle accident
The greatest risk of falling asleep at the wheel is between midnight and 6am


GB PERCENTAGE CAR AND VAN SEAT BELT WEARING RATES: APRIL 2004

CAR DRIVERS

YEAR............PERCENTAGE

Feb 82..............38
May 82..............37
Aug 82..............38
Nov 82..............38
Dec 82..............40
Feb 83..............93
Mar 83..............94
Apr 83..............95
Oct 83..............95
Apr 84..............94
Oct 84..............94
Apr 85..............93
Oct 85..............93
Apr 86..............93
Oct 86..............94
Apr 87..............94
Oct 87..............94
Apr 88..............94
Oct 88..............93
Apr 89..............92
Oct 89..............93
Apr 90..............93
Oct 90..............93
Apr 91..............93
Oct 91..............93
Apr 92..............93
Oct 92..............93
Apr 93..............92
Oct 93..............92
Apr 94..............93
Oct 94..............92
Apr 95..............91
Oct 95..............91
Apr 96..............91
Oct 96..............89
Apr 97..............89
Oct 97..............91
Apr 98..............91
Oct 98..............92
Apr 99..............92
Oct 99..............91
Apr 00..............91
Oct 00..............91
Apr 01..............91
Oct 01..............90
Apr 02..............91
Oct 02..............90
Apr 03..............91
Oct 03..............91
Apr 04..............93



Car Front Seat Passengers

Feb 82..............39
May 82..............39
Aug 82..............42
Nov 82..............40
Dec 82..............43
Feb 83..............93
Mar 83..............93
Apr 83..............95
Oct 83..............94
Apr 84..............94
Oct 84..............96
Apr 85..............94
Oct 85..............94
Apr 86..............94
Oct 86..............94
Apr 87..............95
Oct 87..............94
Apr 88..............94
Oct 88..............94
Apr 89..............92
Oct 89..............94
Apr 90..............93
Oct 90..............94
Apr 91..............90
Oct 91..............93
Apr 92..............93
Oct 92..............94
Apr 93..............91
Oct 93..............94
Apr 94..............94
Oct 94..............93
Apr 95..............92
Oct 95..............92
Apr 96..............92
Oct 96..............89
Apr 97..............89
Oct 97..............93
Apr 98..............92
Oct 98..............94
Apr 99..............94
Oct 99..............94
Apr 00..............93
Oct 00..............94
Apr 01..............93
Oct 01..............92
Apr 02..............93
Oct 02..............92
Apr 03..............92
Oct 03..............93
Apr 04..............94



Car Rear Seat Adults (14+)

Feb 82..............0
May 82..............0
Aug 82..............0
Nov 82..............0
Dec 82..............0
Feb 83..............0
Mar 83..............0
Apr 83..............0
Oct 83..............0
Apr 84..............0
Oct 84..............0
Apr 85..............0
Oct 85..............0
Apr 86..............0
Oct 86..............0
Apr 87..............0
Oct 87..............0
Apr 88..............0
Oct 88..............0
Apr 89..............0
Oct 89..............0
Apr 90..............0
Oct 90..............10
Apr 91..............17
Oct 91..............41
Apr 92..............47
Oct 92..............45
Apr 93..............48
Oct 93..............45
Apr 94..............48
Oct 94..............48
Apr 95..............48
Oct 95..............46
Apr 96..............43
Oct 96..............45
Apr 97..............44
Oct 97..............50
Apr 98..............48
Oct 98..............54
Apr 99..............59
Oct 99..............54
Apr 00..............56
Oct 00..............58
Apr 01..............55
Oct 01..............56
Apr 02..............58
Oct 02..............57
Apr 03..............61
Oct 03..............60
Apr 04..............66



Car Rear Seat Children (13-)

Feb 82..............0
May 82..............0
Aug 82..............0
Nov 82..............0
Dec 82..............0
Feb 83..............0
Mar 83..............0
Apr 83..............0
Oct 83..............0
Apr 84..............0
Oct 84..............0
Apr 85..............0
Oct 85..............0
Apr 86..............0
Oct 86..............0
Apr 87..............0
Oct 87..............0
Apr 88..............0
Oct 88..............0
Apr 89..............0
Oct 89..............0
Apr 90..............0
Oct 90..............67
Apr 91..............69
Oct 91..............79
Apr 92..............76
Oct 92..............76
Apr 93..............78
Oct 93..............71
Apr 94..............81
Oct 94..............80
Apr 95..............79
Oct 95..............78
Apr 96..............79
Oct 96..............79
Apr 97..............76
Oct 97..............79
Apr 98..............80
Oct 98..............85
Apr 99..............91
Oct 99..............90
Apr 00..............90
Oct 00..............90
Apr 01..............90
Oct 01..............90
Apr 02..............92
Oct 02..............90
Apr 03..............90
Oct 03..............90
Apr 04..............92


Car Rear Seat All

Feb 82..............0
May 82..............0
Aug 82..............0
Nov 82..............0
Dec 82..............0
Feb 83..............0
Mar 83..............0
Apr 83..............0
Oct 83..............0
Apr 84..............0
Oct 84..............0
Apr 85..............0
Oct 85..............0
Apr 86..............0
Oct 86..............0
Apr 87..............0
Oct 87..............0
Apr 88..............0
Oct 88..............0
Apr 89..............0
Oct 89..............0
Apr 90..............0
Oct 90..............43
Apr 91..............46
Oct 91..............63
Apr 92..............62
Oct 92..............61
Apr 93..............66
Oct 93..............66
Apr 94..............69
Oct 94..............67
Apr 95..............66
Oct 95..............64
Apr 96..............65
Oct 96..............65
Apr 97..............63
Oct 97..............87
Apr 98..............67
Oct 98..............72
Apr 99..............79
Oct 99..............76
Apr 00..............77
Oct 00..............79
Apr 01..............78
Oct 01..............77
Apr 02..............79
Oct 02..............79
Apr 03..............80
Oct 03..............79
Apr 04..............83



VAN DRIVERS

Feb 82..............0
May 82..............0
Aug 82..............0
Nov 82..............0
Dec 82..............0
Feb 83..............0
Mar 83..............0
Apr 83..............0
Oct 83..............0
Apr 84..............0
Oct 84..............0
Apr 85..............0
Oct 85..............0
Apr 86..............0
Oct 86..............0
Apr 87..............0
Oct 87..............0
Apr 88..............0
Oct 88..............0
Apr 89..............0
Oct 89..............0
Apr 90..............0
Oct 90..............0
Apr 91..............0
Oct 91..............0
Apr 92..............0
Oct 92..............0
Apr 93..............0
Oct 93..............0
Apr 94..............0
Oct 94..............64
Apr 95..............65
Oct 95..............65
Apr 96..............65
Oct 96..............68
Apr 97..............0
Oct 97..............64
Apr 98..............66
Oct 98..............66
Apr 99..............66
Oct 99..............65
Apr 00..............64
Oct 00..............64
Apr 01..............64
Oct 01..............63
Apr 02..............64
Oct 02..............63
Apr 03..............63
Oct 03..............64
Apr 04..............67


VAN FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS

Feb 82..............0
May 82..............0
Aug 82..............0
Nov 82..............0
Dec 82..............0
Feb 83..............0
Mar 83..............0
Apr 83..............0
Oct 83..............0
Apr 84..............0
Oct 84..............0
Apr 85..............0
Oct 85..............0
Apr 86..............0
Oct 86..............0
Apr 87..............0
Oct 87..............0
Apr 88..............0
Oct 88..............0
Apr 89..............0
Oct 89..............0
Apr 90..............0
Oct 90..............0
Apr 91..............0
Oct 91..............0
Apr 92..............0
Oct 92..............0
Apr 93..............0
Oct 93..............0
Apr 94..............0
Oct 94..............55
Apr 95..............53
Oct 95..............56
Apr 96..............57
Oct 96..............57
Apr 97..............0
Oct 97..............55
Apr 98..............56
Oct 98..............57
Apr 99..............55
Oct 99..............55
Apr 00..............57
Oct 00..............53
Apr 01..............52
Oct 01..............53
Apr 02..............51
Oct 02..............55
Apr 03..............53
Oct 03..............51
Apr 04..............55



NOTE

NUMBER ONE

Front seat belt wearing regulations for drivers and passengers, both adult and children came into force on 31 January 1983.

NUMBER TWO

Seat belt wearing regulations for children in rear seats came into force on 1 September 1989.

NUMBER THREE

Seat belt wearing regulations for adults in rear seats came into force on 1 July 1991.

NUMBER FOUR

Van drivers and passengers were included for the first time in the October 1994 survey.
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#69187 - 26th Sep 2004 6:33pm Re: Road safety
Tony MK2 Offline
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Registered: 2nd Dec 2003
Posts: 2943
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thanks for the information hun and its very much appreiated and THANKYOU for the re-search that you have had to do to get it to us

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#69188 - 27th Sep 2004 6:51pm Re: Road safety
jimbo4x4 Offline
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Registered: 3rd Mar 2004
Posts: 2912
Loc: Bebington
Quote:
Originally posted by sally:
Male drivers under 25 had the highest incidence of failing a breath test after being involved in a road accident in which someone was injured
Local bobby told me drink drivers are usually over 50 years of age, younger drivers used to, but don't seem to any more. wink

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#69189 - 12th Oct 2004 5:27pm Re: Road safety
robbie Offline
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Registered: 1st Mar 2004
Posts: 187
Loc: BROMBOROUGH
cheers sally you must have been researchin that for weeks
drive safely cruisers
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