UK Road Accident
There were 1,782 road deaths in the year ending September 2018, down by 1 per cent compared with the year ending September 2017.
A total of 25,484 people were seriously injured in the year ending September 2018
There were 160,378 casualties of all severities in the year ending September 2018
From 2010 there has been a plateau at around 1750 deaths each year.
There are an estimated 3 million company cars on the road. Approximately one in every three road crashes involve a vehicle being driven for work. That´s 3 deaths EVERY DAY involving company vehicles
Company drivers who drive more than 80% of their annual mileage on work related journeys have over 50% more injury incidents than similar drivers who do no work related mileage
Every week approximately 200 road deaths and serious injuries involves someone at work
About 300 people are killed each year as a result of drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Approximately 4 in 10 crashes that are related to tiredness involve someone driving a company vehicle
Work-related road accidents are the biggest cause of work related accidental death. Between 800 and 1000 people are killed annually in work-related road traffic accidents compared to approximately 250 fatalities due to other work related accidents
Business drivers have collision rates that are 30 – 40% higher than those of private drivers
Up to 1 in 3 road crashes involves a vehicle being driven for work.
Every week, around 200 road deaths and serious injuries involve someone at work.
For the majority of people, the most dangerous thing they do while at work is drive on the public highway (HSE 1996).
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