Planning & Transport
Comprehensive Review of Personal Injury Collisions (PICs) Trends in Milton Keynes 2014 Executive Summary
1 October 2014
1. Introduction Following a recent increase in the number of Fatal Road Traffic Collisions (FRTC’s) and in support of the Transport Vision and Strategy, a Comprehensive Review of Personal Injury Collision (PIC) Trends in Milton Keynes has been proposed. A summary of the FRTC’s can be found in Appendix 1. The data for this review is taken from the Milton Keynes Council PIC database AccsMap and reference made to the recently adopted Road Safety Strategy 2013-18. The information within the database is supplied by Thames Valley Police (TVP) and dos not include data for the M1 and A5 (Trunk Roads). To gain a clearer understanding of issues the borough has been divided into two sections: o The Designated Area (urban MK) o The Rural Area (the rest of MK)
Each area was subject to searches to ascertain: Where PIC are occurring on our highway network Why they are happening When they are happening Who is involved?
2. Overview for whole of Milton Keynes: Initial analysis of the data obtained from these searches has shown that over the four year review period (1-1-2010 to 31-12-2013) that both Collisions and Casualties have increased from 2010.
Collisions and Casualties 2010 - 2014 PIC's
The graph below shows the Traffic Flow trends in Milton Keynes for the most recent ten year period.
Traffic Flow Data for 2004 - 2013 1,485,374 1,477,999
1,474,938 1,466,981 1,462,336
3. National Trends Nationally the trend is a decline in casualties resulting from Road Traffic Collisions.
Road Casualties Great Britain 2003-2013 350,000 300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 2003
Department for Transport statistics Source: STATS19, DfT National Road Traffic Survey
4. Summary of Areas of Concern: With reference to the full ‘Comprehensive Review of Personal Injury Collisions Trends in Milton Keynes (2014)’ Report, the following ‘Areas of Concern’ have been identified from analysis of the data: a) The numbers of Collisions and Casualties has increased from 2010. b) Concern over severity of collisions on high speed roads in the Designated Area. c) Concern over number of collisions at junctions on 40mph and above roads in the Designated Area, compared to 30mph roads. d) The highest recorded Contributory Factors are due to poor judgement or failure. Particularly at T & Stagger junctions. e) Proportionally, the likelihood of having a collision turning right on a Dual Carriageway is higher compared with a Single Carriageway, by a factor of 3:1. f) Concerns over the severity of Right Turns on Grid Roads. g) Concern is that both the number of Collisions and Casualties is showing an increase from 2012 to 2013 on Rural roads with a 40mph or above speed limit. h) There is concern that the Severity Ratio on Rural roads with a 40mph or above speed limit is 4:1. Particularly at non-junctions. i) Concerns over the high severity ratio where ‘Exceeding the Speed Limit’ and ‘Aggressive Driving’ are Contributory Factors. j) Concern over the Severity Ratio of Collisions during the ‘Winter Months’ k) Concern over Young Drivers in co