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Help requested posted on 1st November 2010:

Risks per mile travelled

Has anyone come across a source of data on comparative risks/casualties per mile travelled between cycling, car travel and walking? I poked around a bit and failed to find anything.

Steve Whitehead
Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

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Response posted on 1st November 2010 by:
Jim Buckley
Leeds City Council
T: 01132476327

Accident Rates

Have a look at this for pedestrian accident rates and RCGB for cars and pedal cycles.

Response posted on 1st November 2010 by:
Andrew Fraser
Falkirk Council
T: 01324 504931


Try Road Casualtie GB Table 7:!A1
...for risk of fatality by several measures.

Response posted on 3rd November 2010 by:
Christian Mauz
Oxfordshire County Council
T: 01865 815717

Casualty rates per mode

could you not just use TABLE 52 – Passenger casualty rates by mode: 1999-2008 (page 178) in “Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2009” ?

This gives you the ‘per billion passenger kilometres’ for various modes including: car, pedal cycle and pedestrian – hopefully this is what you were after ? Apologies if not !

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