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Help requested posted on 4th January 2019:

collideoscope

I have just been sent the following link from a fellow NHS Cycling colleague;
https://www.collideoscope.org.uk/

This website records "about your collisions and near-misses, so we can build the evidence base for improvements, together"

I just wondered if anyone has used it and how beneficial it could be to Transport Planners and the NHS?

Thank you

Alex
NHS Sustainable Travel planner for an Acute Hospital

Alex Ford

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Response posted on 7th January 2019 by:
Steve Hands

E: steve.hands@camden.gov.uk
T:

collideoscope

Hi Alex,
I receive these reports for the Camden Council area. My understanding is that as near misses and minor collisions are reported the system catches data that is below the normal stat 19 collision data. It could flag a problem junction where you never had a serious collision but this data shows minor collisions and near misses. This could allow the area to be investigated before anything more serious happens.

Regards

Steve Hands


Response posted on 7th January 2019 by:
Don Muir

E: don.muir@gloucestershire.gov.uk
T:

collideoscope

Hello Alex

Gloucestershire road safety used this from 2017 as part of a wider close pass campaign in support of police operation. After seeing an in house system Avon & Somerset police have I was looking for something our residents could access and this worked pretty well.

The downside is that it isn't promoted nationally so the reports can be very sparse unless there is local promotion. Also the DfT reports on there are have been updated sporadically although they are up to 2017 at the moment.

Ideally close pass and other near miss reports should go directly to the police as well but this is good off the shelf option.


Response posted on 7th January 2019 by:
Damien Devanny

E: Damien.Devanny@avonandsomerset.police.uk
T:

collideoscope

Good afternoon

At Avon and Somerset we have our own near misses portal which is set up to capture all near misses, but mainly focuses on vulnerable road users.

www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/cyclingnearmiss

This data then sits alongside all our other road related data within our Qlik Sense Road Safety Application. This data then informs out strategic and operational activity.

Hope this helps
Kind regards
Damien


Response posted on 8th January 2019 by:
Jennifer Coombs

E: jennifer.coombs@birmingham.gov.uk
T: 0121 303 7674

collideoscope

Hi Alex,

I hadn't heard of this system previously so it was interesting to take a look. There were only 9 reported near misses between 2001-2018. I guess this comes down to awareness/promotion of the site.

We use stats 19 collision data to analyse and prioritise areas for road safety improvements.

Kind regards,

Jenny


Response posted on 9th January 2019 by:
Peter Seymour

E: Rep@readingmag.org.uk
T:

collideoscope - Usefulness

Dear Alex, I don't think this is of use nor should it be used. The official information and KSI's are available for anywhere in the uk from www.Crashmap.

Be careful as Collideoscope is funded by a rather vague political lobby group registered as a charity and primarily funded by the founder of EBay et al.
Their reason for disregarding the official data sources or doing this at all is not clear. If it only reports cycling incidents then it will produce a very biased and un-even picture.
It has been suggested that it might pickup near misses below the Stat 19 reporting standard. The problem with this is that any such report is the unsupported opinion/bias of the reporter, and in the eyes of others might have a totally different interpretation. As such I don't think it has any validity.


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