Your community can access information about Gloucestershire’s casualty statistics and facts, detailed information about safety schemes that are being introduced and why, as well as the monitoring of accidents. Further down the page are links to all of the statistics.
Gloucestershire County Council is recognised by the Department for Transport as the local processing authority for road accident statistics.
This is a role performed on behalf of Gloucestershire Constabulary and it involves collecting from their officers, selected details of every injury accident they attend.
Each report is carefully checked using a computer-generated map of the county. Details like road type, road number and grid reference are especially important. Once a month the data is transferred to the Department for Transport to assist with the compilation of national road casualty statistics
As a result, the team has access to a database dating back to 1983 and containing over 100,000 records, which can be used together with the computer mapping system to monitor risk, accident clusters and concentrations on the highway network.
In addition to identifying accident clusters and “Hot Spots”, the database can also be used to:
- Determine the nature and characteristics of accidents along routes.
- Help prioritise spending on road improvement.
- Ensure that proposals with road safety benefits receive priority consideration, and.
- Identify speed related accident clusters where Safety Cameras may be beneficial.