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Road traffic accident casualty trends in South Gloucestershire

The number of deaths and injuries on roads within South Gloucestershire has been declining for many years. In 2017 the total number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions in South Gloucestershire was the second lowest since we became a unitary authority in 1996.

Through the Joint Local Transport Plan 3 (JLTP3), the West of England authorities have agreed a target to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) by 30% by 2020, based on the 2005 to 2009 average figure. This means that the KSI target for South Gloucestershire is to reduce the 2005-2009 average figure of 84 to a 2020 figure of 59.

The graphic below shows road traffic collision casualty numbers reported to the police since 2005. The data confirms that we are currently well placed to achieve the KSI target, although the numbers are relatively small and can be subject to large annual fluctuations.

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Regional and national comparisons

The safety of roads within South Gloucestershire compares well with other regions of the country, both in terms of progress in casualty reduction and in casualty rates per head of population or per vehicle mile travelled.

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