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2013 road casualty figures in Hampshire

Hampshire Constabulary records the details of all road traffic collisions in their force area which result in injuries being sustained to drivers / riders, passengers or pedestrians to a national standard. Information obtained from these reports is passed to Hampshire County Council who mange the information and use it to identify road safety problems/concerns, identify remedial measures and monitor casualty trends.

In 2013 there were a total of 2500 accidents on Hampshire roads, excluding motorway and trunk roads, and the cities of Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

These resulted in 3061 casualties of which:

  • 623 road users were killed or seriously injured
  • 38 of the 623 figure were children under the age of 16

Casualties

Year        Fatal      Serious    KSI       Slight      Total    
2007 67 565 632 3493 4125
2008 35 480 515 3010 3525
2009 34 534 568 2830 3398
2010 31 530 561 2863 3424
2011 35 634 669 2871 3540
2012 24 573 597 2730 3327

2013

42

581

623

2438

3061

Our targets

  • To reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI)in road traffic accidents on Hampshire’s roads by 20% from the 2004 to 2008 average by 2020.

  • To reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents on Hampshire’s roads by 20% from the 2004 to 2008 average by 2020. Interim Target: To achieve 50% of the targeted reduction by 2015.

The Road Safety Team will continue to work towards reducing these figures and meeting the targets outlined in Hampshire's Local Transport Plan.

The Road Safety Team will continue to deliver and develop road safety education, training and publicity initiatives to raise awareness about road safety and the actions people can take to help keep themselves safe.

Find out more

For more information please contact the Road Safety Team:

For enquiries regarding issues with the highway, please email roads@hants.gov.uk or 0300 555 1388