There is a great deal of information collected about casualties on Great Britain’s roads and this is analysed on a regular basis by the Department for Transport, local authorities and police forces.
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has published a new report to coincide with Global Road week .This report considers long-term trends in pedestrian casualties and analyses recent results in detail providing insight into the casualties.]
As well as analysing the where, how and when of collision circumstances there is also a thorough review of the people involved, where they come from, their ages and socio-economic backgrounds.
People involved as pedestrian casualties:
The report provides information rather than recommendations but there are some broad conclusions that should be considered carefully by all road safety stakeholder when engaging with pedestrians in their local area. Road safety interventions and campaigns should always be grounded in a strong evidential base and further local assessment may be required to better understand the problems pedestrians face around Great Britain
The full report can be downloaded at http://www.pacts.org.uk/docs/pdf-bank/Stepping%20Out%20-%20smaller%20file%20size.pdf