Statistics

These numbers are for the 880 incidents that resulted in a crash or collision.

Modes of transport

Reporter or victim modes of transport (one per incident):

Reporter/Victim TypesNo. of incidents% of incidents
Cyclist85397%
Car driver101%
Pedestrian91%
Other modes30%
Van driver20%
Motorbike rider10%
Bus / coach driver10%
Lorry driver10%

Offending modes of transport (one or more per incident):

Offending TypesNo. of incidents% of incidents
Car driver63973%
Van driver12514%
Taxi driver445%
Cyclist334%
Other modes253%
Lorry driver223%
Bus / coach driver162%
Pedestrian51%
Motorbike rider51%

Road layout/conditions

Road LayoutNo. of incidents% of incidents
Simple junction (such as a T-junction, cross-roads or mini-roundabout)44551%
Straight section of road25729%
Complex junction (such as a large roundabout or flyover.)9110%
Cycle lane (marked on the road with a white line and/or different coloured road surface)779%
Traffic signal698%
Bend in road597%
Pinch point (a place where the road narrows by features such as a pedestrian build-out, bollards, etc)485%
Other road layouts445%
Crossing point (such as a zebra crossing)142%
Cycle track/cycle path (a cycle route or facility not on the road)131%

Manoeuvres

Manoeuvre causing crash/collisionNo. of incidents% of incidents
The other person failed to give way when it was my priority.24328%
The other person overtook me.17220%
The other person turned across my path while travelling in a different direction to me.14516%
The other person turned from another road onto the road I was travelling on.14516%
The other person turned across my path while travelling in the same direction as me.14416%
The other person cut me up.12915%
Other manoeuvres12314%
The other person entered/exited a roundabout.11313%
The other person rear-ended me.10812%
The other person crossed the road I was travelling on.576%
I entered/exited a roundabout.293%
I overtook the other person.152%
I rear-ended the other person.71%
I turned across the other person’s path while travelling the same direction as them.51%
I crossed the road the other person was travelling on.30%
I turned from another road onto the road the other person was travelling on.20%
I cut up the other person.10%

Behaviour

Behaviour causing crash/collisionNo. of incidents% of incidents
Didn’t see me48956%
Inattentive42148%
Used poor judgement41247%
Impatient28232%
Ignorant of how different modes of transport work20724%
Obviously in breach of the law, please specify below.18121%
Deliberately endangered me and/or others16218%
Too fast for conditions13916%
Other behaviours12915%
Intimidating12614%
Not in control of the vehicle657%

Blame

Did the reporter think they were to blame?

Reporter to blame?No. of incidents% of incidents
No81693%
Unspecified354%
Partly273%
Entirely20%

Did the reporter think the other people were to blame?

Others to blame?No. of incidents% of incidents
Entirely78789%
Mostly435%
Unspecified384%
Partly111%
No10%
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