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For anyone who's interested, here's the full report on road casualties in West Yorkshire in 2018. I can't find a link online, but I asked for it, so here's a link to it from our shared drive. drive.google.com/file/d/15yHn3v…
And here's a summary report for road casualty statistics for Leeds (and the source of the 73% increase in people killed on our roads statistic that I've been quoting). It's getting discussed at a Scrutiny Panel tomorrow. drive.google.com/file/d/1_zWMJ8…
There's too much in there to summarise (and I've only had time to skim through it) but I'm always interested in the data around contributory factors for collisions. Driver error - main factor in more than half.
And then this table goes into more detail on that. Given the endless debates I have about people on bikes or on foot "not being visible enough", it's useful to have the data on drivers failing to *look* properly. However visible you are, if someone doesn't look....
I think this year on year increase in the number of pedestrians killed in West Yorkshire in 2016-17-18 is alarming. 11 people killed in 2016, 19 in 2017, 25 in 2018.
In 2018 in West Yorkshire, 1 pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with someone on a bike. 206 were seriously injured in collisions with car/taxi/minbus, and 19 people were killed.
Here's a summary of casualty data for West Yorkshire for cyclists in 2018. Over half of the recorded casualties were in Leeds. (that's a number, not a rate, ie I don't know if far more people (in terms of numbers) cycle here v elsewhere in W Yorks)
There's a lot of work to do if casualty numbers amongst cyclists are to drop to the long term target.
Leeds does account for a significant amount of the miles cycled in West Yorkshire - which is likely to account, at least in part, for the higher numbers of people injured.
Generally, roads are getting safer for people in cars. Injury casualty numbers for drivers and passengers have dropped. Although the number of car occupants killed in collisions increased significantly last year - 33 people killed in 2018, 15 in 2017.
There's a section on road safety campaigns. Including this on the close pass campaign. I'll be honest, I've been far from convinced about implementation of this from the start, so I'm biased. But this isn't that convincing.
"All these campaigns appear to help towards improving the safety of cycling on the county's roads, as reported anecdotally by police.

However there is a need to carry out analysis to demonstrate their effectiveness more rigorously."
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