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Road Safety

Collision Statistics

The Challenge
It is our vision that every route and every mode of road travel should be available to everybody, free from the risk or fear of harm. We aim to utilise data to reduce casualties and increase road safety through educational programs and providing intelligence to help shape the safety policies of partner agencies.  

What We Do
Devon and Cornwall Police supply Devon County Council with collision and resulting casualty data. We undertake validation based on Department for Transport guidelines (Stats20) before publishing.  
We use data to tailor education programs to groups of vulnerable road users, for example driving courses for younger drivers, older drivers, motorcyclists and ‘at-work’ drivers.
We annually report routes or locations where higher concentrations of collisions occur and then work with and inform the priorities of partner agencies such as the Road Safety Team, Highways, Fire Services, and Public Health.

For example we work on;
       - Strategies such as the Local Transport Plan
       - Casualty reduction schemes such as the CountryMile Project
       - Evaluating past and current road engineering changes and road safety audits
       - Enforcement such as safety camera sites
       - Road user research and reports
       - Road safety press releases
       - Monitoring and evaluating performance targets

What You Can Do
       - View collision numbers on the Devon Collision Map
       - View the latest Annual Collision Report
       - Request collision data for more detailed reports
       - Let us know if a collision has been plotted incorrectly at collisiondata@devon.gov.uk
       - See the Council’s vision of ‘Better Together’ that proposes new self-empowering partnerships

Useful Links

Collision and casualty data FAQs
Max Driver and Max Rider educational driver/rider programmes
Cycle Devon for cycling information and training
National Collision Map  
GOV.UK Road Accidents and Safety Statistics Guidance
The Department for Transport
Road Safety Knowledge Centre Information Directory
EuroRAP Performance Safety Tracking of Europe’s Roads
EuroNCAP Independent Car Safety Assessments

This data consists of collisions recorded by the Police that occurred on a highway, involved one or more vehicles and human death or personal injury. It only includes collisions that were notified to the Police within 30 days of occurrence. Devon County Council have conducted accuracy and validation checks on this data and while every reasonable effort is made to ensure that the information provided is correct no guarantees for the accuracy of information are made. New collision data is added in whole calendar years, around June each year, once the data has been fully checked and verified by the Department for Transport. Plymouth and Torbay collisions are not included as they form their own unitary council areas