Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2013 Annual Report

  • Published: Department for Transport, 2014
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 31 Dec 2014
  • Last Update: 31 Dec 2014
  • Format: pdf


Presents detailed statistics about the circumstances of personal injury accidents, including the types of vehicles involved, the resulting casualties, and factors which may contribute to accidents happening.


Most of the statistics in the publication are based on information about accidents reported to the police (using ‘STATS 19’ forms). · Other sources of information include mortality, survey and hospital data as well as population and traffic data to provide a wider context.

Key Findings:

  • In 2013, ‘Driver/Rider impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)’ was recorded as contributing to:

    • 31 fatal accidents (2 per cent of reported fatal road accidents)

    • 181 serious accidents (1 per cent of reported serious road accidents)

    • 382 slight accidents (0.3 per cent of reported slight road accidents).

  • Of all road traffic accidents in 2012 where police attended the scene and recorded a contributory factor, ‘impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)’ was 594 (1 per cent).


National statistics