UK Road Accident
There were 1,780 road deaths in the year ending September 2015, up by 3 per cent compared with the year ending September 2014.
A total of 23,700 people were killed or seriously injured (KSI casualties) in the year ending September 2015, down by 3 per cent from the previous year.
There were 188,830 casualties of all severities in the year ending September 2015, down by 3 per cent from the previous year.
There are an estimated 3 million company cars on the road. Approximately one in every three road crashes involve a vehicle being driven for work. That´s 3 deaths EVERY DAY involving company vehicles
Company drivers who drive more than 80% of their annual mileage on work related journeys have over 50% more injury accidents than similar drivers who do no work related mileage
Every week approximately 200 road deaths and serious injuries involves someone at work
About 300 people are killed each year as a result of drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Approximately 4 in 10 crashes that are related to tiredness involve someone driving a company vehicle
Work-related road accidents are the biggest cause of work related accidental death. Between 800 and 1000 people are killed annually in work-related road traffic accidents compared to approximately 250 fatalities due to other work related accidents
Business drivers have collision rates that are 30 – 40% higher than those of private drivers
Up to 1 in 3 road crashes involves a vehicle being driven for work.
Every week, around 200 road deaths and serious injuries involve someone at work.
For the majority of people, the most dangerous thing they do while at work is drive on the public highway (HSE 1996).
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