Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Road Accident Data, 1998

Title details

SN: 4080
Title: Road Accident Data, 1998
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4080-1
Series: Road Accident Data [Road Accident Data, 1985-]
Depositor: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. Road Accidents Branch
Principal investigator(s): Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. Road Accidents Branch
Other acknowledgements: The Department for Transport has undergone several name changes since the Road Accident Data series began. Originally known as the Department of Transport (DoT), it became part of the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) in 1997, part of the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DLTR) in 2001, and finally a department in its own right once more, the Department for Transport (DfT), from May 2002. Please note that the departmental name change may have occurred after collection of the Road Accident Data for a particular year began, so name changes may not be reflected in the UK Data Archive catalogue record until the next year of the data series.

Subject Categories

Accidents and injuries - Health
Travel and transport

Abstract

Road accident statistics are collected from information about personal injury road accidents and their consequent casualties, to a common national standard. The aim of collecting and publishing national road accident statistics is to inform public debate and to provide the basis for determining and monitoring effective road safety policies to reduce the road accident casualty toll. They are an essential requirement for monitoring targeted reductions in road accident casualties. The credible monitoring of targeted reductions requires that data are reported consistently and accurately, and both national and local government, and local reporting police forces, work closely to achieve a common reporting standard.

Users should note that for 1985-1991, and from 2002 onwards, the Vehicle Record file does not contain breath test data. This change has been made in order to protect confidentiality.

Data for 1985-1990 were deposited at the Archive at the beginning of 2006. Prior to this, the Archive only held the Road Accident Data series from 1991 onwards. No extra documentation was available for the 1985-1990 data, so users are advised to consult the documentation for the 1991 survey.

Further information about the Road Accident Data series and research based on it may be found on the government road accidents and safety statistics webpages.

These studies comprise information gathered using STATS19 and STATS20 forms.

The second edition of the dataset (May 2001) includes information on location of accident (Easting/Northing, Road Number etc.) not previously deposited with the UK Data Archive.
Main Topics:
The collection process for these data includes the recording of details about the accident, together with the vehicles and casualties involved, which in principle can be easily discerned by the police either at the scene of the accident, or when they are reported to the police at a later date after the accident. The details recorded include accident time, date and location; vehicle type, location and manoeuvre; driver details; casualty details and severity.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1998
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Local Authority Districts
Universe: National
Road accidents
Road accident circumstances, including vehicle, driver and casualty details, where at least one road vehicle and one casualty are involved, occurring on the public highway.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
The data are compiled annually.
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
every road accident on the public highway, which includes human injury or death, is recorded on a 'STATS19' report form by police officers in Great Britain. In England, within each local area, STATS19 data are collated by a central unit referred to as a Local Processing Authority (LPA) which can be managed directly either by the police or local authority, or be subcontracted to a private consultancy. In Scotland and Wales, the Scottish Government (formerly the Scottish Executive) and the National Assembly for Wales (formerly the Welsh Office) act as an LPA for these purposes. After validation, the LPA makes the data available to both the DfT and the local highway authority. Data are submitted regularly to DfT on electronic media to an agreed timetable.
Weighting: No information recorded

Keywords

AGEANIMALSBICYCLES
BREATHALYSER TESTINGBUSESDAMAGE
DEATHDRIVINGGENDER
GREAT BRITAINGRID REFERENCESINJURIES
LIGHTMOBILE HOMESMOTOR VEHICLE HIRE
MOTOR VEHICLESPASSENGERSPEDESTRIANS
POLICE SERVICESROAD ACCIDENTSROAD VEHICLES
ROADSSCHOOLCHILDRENSPEED LIMITS
TIMETRAFFIC OFFENCESTRAFFIC REGULATIONS
TRUCKSVEHICLE RESTRAINT SYSTEMSWEATHER

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 15 February 2000
Latest edition: 11 May 2001 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
User Guide 4080userguide.pdf 409
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4080_Information.htm 21
READ File read4080.txt 7

Related studies:

Road Accident Data, 1992 (SN 3181)
Road Accident Data, 1993 (SN 3315)
Road Accident Data, 1994 (SN 3461)
Road Accident Data, 1995 (SN 3627)
Road Accident Data, 1996 (SN 3817)
Road Accident Data, 1997 (SN 4027)
Road Accident Data, 1991 (SN 4355)
Road Accident Data, 1999 (SN 4356)
Road Accident Data, 2000 (SN 4501)
Road Accident Data, 2001 (SN 4588)
Road Accident Data, 2002 (SN 4979)
Road Accident Data, 2003 (SN 5042)
Road Accident Data, 2004 (SN 5244)
Road Accident Data, 1985 (SN 5301)
Road Accident Data, 1986 (SN 5302)
Road Accident Data, 1987 (SN 5303)
Road Accident Data, 1988 (SN 5304)
Road Accident Data, 1989 (SN 5305)
Road Accident Data, 1990 (SN 5306)
Road Accident Data, 2005 (SN 5493)
Road Accident Data, 2006 (SN 5683)
Road Accident Data, 2007 (SN 6022)
Road Accident Data, 2008 (SN 6254)
Road Accident Data, 2009 (SN 6513)
Road Accident Data, 2010 (SN 6926)
Road Accident Data, 2011 (SN 7416)
Road Accident Data, 2012 (SN 7431)
Road Accident Data, 2013 (SN 7550)

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Department of Transport, Scottish Office and Welsh Office (1992) Road accidents Great Britain 1991: the casualty report, London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-551139-3.

Department of Transport, Scottish Office and Welsh Office (1993) Road accidents Great Britain 1992: the casualty report, London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-551074-5.

Department of Transport (1993) Road accident statistics: English regions 1992, London: HMSO.

Department of Transport, Scottish Office and Welsh Office (1994) Road accidents Great Britain 1993: the casualty report, London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-551291-8.

Department of Transport (1994) Road accident statistics: English regions 1993, London: HMSO.

Department of Transport, Scottish Office and Welsh Office (1995) Road accidents Great Britain 1994: the casualty report, London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-551734-0.

Department of Transport, Scottish Office and Welsh Office (1996) Road accidents Great Britain 1995: the casualty report, London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-551849-5.

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions, Scottish Office and Welsh Office (1997) Road accidents Great Britain 1996: the casualty report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-551972-6.

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (1997) Detailed analysis of injury road accidents in 1996, Press Notice 190/Transport, London: Government Statistical Service, 21 August.

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions, Scottish Office and Welsh Office (1998) Road accidents Great Britain 1997: the casualty report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552068-6.

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (1998) The 1997 quinquennial review of the collection of 'STATS19' personal injury road accident data, Statistics Bulletin (98)14, part 1, London: DETR. ISBN 1-85112-824-7.

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (1999) Road accidents Great Britain 1998: the casualty report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552161-5.

Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (2000) Road accidents Great Britain 1999: the casualty report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552253-0.

Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (2001) Road accidents Great Britain 2000: the casualty report, London: The Stationery Office.

Department for Transport, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (2002) Road accidents Great Britain 2001: the casualty report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552557-2.

Department for Transport, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (2003) Road casualties Great Britain 2002: annual report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552430-4.

Department for Transport, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (2003) Road casualties Great Britain 2003: annual report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552613-7.

Department for Transport, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (2005) Road casualties Great Britain 2004: annual report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552703-6.

Department for Transport (2005) Vehicle speeds in Great Britain 2004, DfT Statistics Bulletin SB(05)23, London: Department for Transport.

Department for Transport, Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales (2006) Road casualties Great Britain 2005: annual report, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-552773-7.

Department for Transport (2006) Vehicle speeds in Great Britain 2005, DfT Statistics Bulletin SB(06)21, London: Department for Transport.

The government road accidents and safety statistics web site also includes many online publications based on the Road Accident Data series.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Small, K. (2013) Analysing UK Road Traffic Accident data with HANA and SAPUI5. [blog post]. Retrieved December 9, 2013 from http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/hana/blog/2013/12/08/analysing-uk-road-traffic-accident-data-with-hana-and-sapui5

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