New road traffic statistics

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a national set of statistics. These show road casualties reported to the police in Great Britain for the third quarter of 2010.

For the year ending September 2010, an estimated 7,931 child pedestrians under 16 were killed or seriously injured, down 3% compared with the previous 12 months.

The North West Public Health Observatory (PHO) has published a report which brings together, for the first time, comprehensive intelligence on road traffic collisions and casualties in the North West.

Brief summaries for each North West local authority, to be read in conjunction with the main report, have also been produced.

The main report includes detailed analysis of child road casualties. This shows that, compared with the rest of England, the North West has an exceptionally high child casualty rate for road traffic collisions.

Read the North West PHO statistics

Updated June 2011