Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014 annual report

  • Published: Department for Transport (DfT), 2015
  • Authors: P. Kilbey, D. Wilson, O. Beg, G. Goodman and A. Bhagat
  • Date Added: 09 Oct 2015
  • Last Update: 09 Oct 2015
  • Format: pdf


This report delivers statistics relating to all Road Traffic Incidents (RTIs) reported to the police in Great Britain in 2014.


Statistics are compiled from the STATS19 database of road traffic RTIs.

Key Findings:

  • In 2014, the number of reported casualties (across all road user groups) was highest in the hours beginning at 8am and 5pm during Monday to Thursday (10,376 casualties and 11,200 casualties respectively).

  • In 2014, there were:

    • 4 fatal RTIs, 88 serious RTIs and 339 slight RTIs with the contributory factor “Not displaying lights at night or in poor visibility” assigned. Poor visibility includes twilight or other poor light conditions and/or weather related conditions (e.g. rain or fog).

    • These figures include cyclists riding at night without lights as well as motor vehicle driver/riders who have failed to turn on their lights (whether intentionally or not).

    • 4 fatal RTIs, 126 serious RTIs and 448 slight RTIs with the contributory factor “Rider wearing dark clothing” assigned.

    • 61 fatal RTIs, 266 serious RTIs and 550 slight RTIs with the contributory factor “Pedestrians wearing dark clothing at night” assigned.


The national road casualty statistics remain the single largest source of RTI data. It includes contributory factors, which give an indication of the role that daylight hours might play in RTIs.