Road collisions

Road Traffic Collisions 2022

The number of people killed or seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Lancashire have broadly returned to pre-pandemic levels, though are still significantly below what they were ten years ago. Lancashire, when compared with similar Counties has a higher rate of road traffic collisions when population is accounted for. The afternoon school run and evening rush hour are peak times for collisions and casualties. Cyclists make up 9% of casualties and motorbikes 8%. Nearly 1 in 5 casualties are in the 26-35 years age category. Preston has the highest number of casualties of the Lancashire Districts. The two unitary authorities, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool, have the highest number of child casualties. The main contributory factor is driver or rider error or reaction.

Number of casualties in a road traffic collision reported to the police:

Local authority Killed KSI (adjusted) All casualties
Blackburn with Darwen 1 93 402
Blackpool 5 120 444
Lancashire-12 34 865 2,936
Lancashire-14 40 1,078 3,782

Note 1: Estimates are calculated from figures which are as reported by police. More information on the severity reporting changes and the adjustment process is available in the guide to severity adjustments for reported road casualty statistics.

More information and visualisation of the data is contained in the reports and article below.

Power BI Report


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Road Safety Comparison Report

The report below shows Lancashire in comparison to its nearest neighbours


The Department of Transport also produces an interactive Power BI report on casualties in Great Britain.

Further analysis

Road traffic collisions (PDF 361 KB)

Page updated October 2023