Road Traffic Collisions (FOI)
Road Traffic Collisions (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 26 April 2018.
How many Road Traffic Collisions (RTC's) have there been over the last 10 years? (2008 to 2018)
And the same question again but from 1985 to 1995?
Has there been a rise or fall in the number of fatal road incidents in recent years?
Figures for Road Traffic accidents are published in the States of Jersey Police annual reports and are available via the below link:
States of Jersey Police Annual Reports
These figures include the fatal accident statistics. Figures are only available from 2005 onwards.
The following is provided by the States of Jersey Police Road Safety Officer:
For road fatalities:
From 1985 to 1989 the average was under five deaths per year.
From 1990 to 1994 the average was just over three and a half deaths per year.
From 1995 to 1999 the average was just over three deaths per year.
From 2000 to 2004 the average was two deaths per year - 2002 was our first year without a death.
From 2005 to 2009 the average was just over two deaths per year.
From 2010 to 2014 the average was just under three deaths per year.
Since 2015 to date the average is one per year.
The number of serious and slight injuries has not reduced significantly since the mid 2000’s.
At least a third of those killed in the 1980’s and 1990’s were as a result of alcohol and most others as a result of excessive speed. Since the introduction of the breathalyser, speed guns and Education programmes, this type of death is now a rare event. Most are unpredictable.
Two other issues have impacted on reduced casualties, car design has improved, so many people now walk away from collisions that at one time were probably not survivable, and much work has been carried out to improve road design.
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