RSS produces five-year casualty
progress reports for every force


Road Safety Support (RSS) has released five-year casualty reduction progress reports for every force area in England and Wales, just a week after the Department for Transport (DfT) released the 2016 national collision figures.

The 43 Casualty Reduction Comparison Reports, which reveal how areas performed between 2010 and 2016 and how their progress ranked nationally, are now available to download for RSS members from our website.

The four-page documents include tables, charts and graphs which show the number of fatal, serious and slight casualties that occurred over the five-year period, and are provided as part of the RSS membership package.

Since the release of the DfT’s Reported Road Casualties Great Britain, Annual Report: 2016 on September 28, RSS analysts Jan Sjorup and Tina Atkins have been examining all of the findings.

The Comparison Reports are the first in a series of high-level force specific analysis documents, which will assist RSS members with their enforcement, communications and casualty reduction activities.

Shortly, members will also be given access to a more detailed five-year trend analysis, identifying the road user types of most concern in their areas.

This will then be followed by individual force area workbooks, that will provide them with an in-depth local breakdown of the 2016 road casualty data, along with partial postcodes for drivers and vulnerable road user casualties.

The user-friendly workbooks will provide a comprehensive breakdown of every collision factor including casualty severity, casualty profile, road user group and vehicle type.

Members will also be able to see other key factors such as time of day, day of week, month of year, road type, speed limit and the cost of collisions to the local area.

The 2016 collisions will also be plotted on online collision maps, allowing the user to filter the results based on a variety of factors and view each of the collision sites at street level.

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