Road traffic collisions

In the Lancashire-12 area, the police dealt with 17,042 road traffic collisions during 2017 and a total of 22,298 in the Lancashire-14 area.

The number of casualties arising from reported road traffic collisions were 3,658 casualties in the Lancashire-12 area, plus 515 in Blackburn with Darwen and 511 in Blackpool, giving a total in Lancashire-14 of 4,684.

Regrettably, 36 people were killed and 575 people were seriously injured on the Lancashire-12 area roads during 2017. In the wider Lancashire-14 area 741 people were killed or seriously injured, which includes 67 in Blackburn with Darwen and 63 in Blackpool. In total 41 people were killed in the Lancashire-14 area.

Lancaster district saw the largest number (93) of killed or seriously injured casualties in 2017, followed some way behind by Blackburn with Darwen (67). In terms of rates per thousand population, Ribble Valley was the highest (0.67), followed by Lancaster (0.65). Chorley had the lowest rate (0.38) followed by Rossendale (0.41).

There has been a 29.2% decrease in people killed or seriously injured since 2007 in the Lancashire-12 area, with figures dropping from 863 in 2007 to 611 in 2017. In the wider Lancashire-14 area, figures dropped from 1,000 in 2007 to 741 in 2017, a decrease of 25.9%.

These totals are illustrated in tables and figures in the road traffic collisions article and visualised in the road safety dashboard below.

Further analysis

Road traffic collisions (PDF 386 KB)


As part of the Neighbourhood JSNA, a dashboard has been created to visualise road safety related data.  Data is displayed for districts, It is planned to add ward based information at a later date.

For help on using these dashboards, please look at our tips and hints (PDF, 454KB).

For help on understanding neighbourhood geographies, please look at our geographies page. 

You can make selections by clicking on the down arrow next to the selection boxes and checking the box; you can put the dashboard into full screen mode by clicking on the double headed arrow in the bottom right hand corner.

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Page updated November 2018