Road death and injuries
The Derby and Derbyshire annual casualty report shows what has been achieved in road traffic casualty reduction within our area, as well as detailed analysis of casualty trends within each local authority district.
The purpose of the report is to:
- highlight the activities that road safety professionals have carried out to reduce road deaths and injuries in Derby and Derbyshire
- provide analysis of the types of crashes that are occurring in different parts of the county - the report features sections on every district and borough council area in Derbyshire as well as the area covered by Derby City Council.
The analysis in the report will help road safety professionals to decide what they need to do to prevent road deaths and injuries in the future.
Below are details of Derbyshire County Council's road casualty figures for 2014:
- 30 people were killed
- 386 people were badly hurt
- 1,895 people were slightly hurt
Car users make up the largest group of killed or seriously injured casualties - that's why road safety education and policing in Derbyshire focuses heavily on the 'fatal four' behaviours:
- travelling without a seatbelt
- drink or drug driving
- using a mobile phone while driving
The casualty report also identifies three 'priority' groups that the county council needs to focus on in order to reduce road deaths and injuries in the future:
- people aged 60 and over (especially car drivers aged 70+)
- adult pedal cyclists
The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)