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.
Details of our road casualty figures for 2015:
- 23 people were killed
- 301 people were badly hurt
- 1,913 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 plus)
- adult pedal cyclists.
The full casualty report is attached to this page.