Annual casualty report
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 collisions that are occurring in the county and in Derby City - the report features sections on different casualty classes.
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 in our area for 2020:
- 17 people were killed
- 205 people were seriously hurt
- 1,169 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 4 behaviours:
- travelling without a seat belt
- drink or drug driving
- using a mobile phone while driving
The casualty report also identifies 3 priority groups that we need 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.
The traffic and safety teams regularly monitor the personal injury collision records held by the police to identify sites, including road junctions, where collisions are occurring on a regular basis.
Dangerous road junctions
We constantly monitor safety at road junctions and investigate any accidents or public concerns which are identified.
Some examples of work which may be carried out to improve safety at junctions include:
Tel: 01629 533190 and ask to speak to an officer in the traffic and safety team who deals with the area you are concerned about.