Statistics

These numbers are for the 4,607 incidents that resulted in near-misses, without causing any crash or collision.

Modes of transport

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

Reporter/Victim TypesNo. of incidents% of incidents
Cyclist330072%
Other modes104223%
Car driver1764%
Pedestrian581%
Motorbike rider130%
Van driver70%
Lorry driver40%
Bus / coach driver40%
Emergency vehicle driver20%
Taxi driver10%

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

Offending TypesNo. of incidents% of incidents
Car driver224649%
Van driver54412%
Lorry driver2525%
Bus / coach driver2325%
Taxi driver1964%
Cyclist1443%
Other modes1203%
Pedestrian491%
Motorbike rider251%
Emergency vehicle driver60%

Road layout/conditions

Road LayoutNo. of incidents% of incidents
Straight section of road142831%
Simple junction (such as a T-junction, cross-roads or mini-roundabout)119826%
Bend in road3969%
Pinch point (a place where the road narrows by features such as a pedestrian build-out, bollards, etc)3708%
Other road layouts2946%
Traffic signal2786%
Complex junction (such as a large roundabout or flyover.)2636%
Cycle lane (marked on the road with a white line and/or different coloured road surface)1854%
Crossing point (such as a zebra crossing)872%
Cycle track/cycle path (a cycle route or facility not on the road)251%

Manoeuvres

Manoeuvre causing crash/collisionNo. of incidents% of incidents
The other person overtook me.170737%
The other person cut me up.105823%
The other person failed to give way when it was my priority.64714%
The other person turned across my path while travelling in the same direction as me.58713%
Other manoeuvres52511%
The other person turned from another road onto the road I was travelling on.3688%
The other person turned across my path while travelling in a different direction to me.2335%
The other person entered/exited a roundabout.2004%
The other person crossed the road I was travelling on.1233%
I entered/exited a roundabout.611%
I overtook the other person.401%
I turned across the other person’s path while travelling the same direction as them.190%
The other person rear-ended me.190%
I crossed the road the other person was travelling on.70%
I cut up the other person.40%
I turned from another road onto the road the other person was travelling on.30%
I failed to give way when it was the other person’s priority.30%
I rear-ended the other person.10%

Behaviour

Behaviour causing crash/collisionNo. of incidents% of incidents
Used poor judgement212146%
Impatient194142%
Ignorant of how different modes of transport work140330%
Intimidating123427%
Deliberately endangered me and/or others123127%
Inattentive107923%
Too fast for conditions80417%
Obviously in breach of the law, please specify below.65314%
Didn’t see me61513%
Other behaviours4059%
Not in control of the vehicle1694%

Blame

Did the reporter think they were to blame?

Reporter to blame?No. of incidents% of incidents
No323970%
Unspecified130928%
Partly561%
Entirely30%

Did the reporter think the other people were to blame?

Others to blame?No. of incidents% of incidents
Entirely314868%
Unspecified130828%
Mostly1152%
Partly210%
No150%
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