Road collisions

In the Lancashire-12 area, the police dealt with 16,204 road traffic collisions during 2018, a reduction of -4.9% from 2017, and a total of 21,010 in the Lancashire-14 area, a reduction of -5.8% from 2017.

The number of casualties arising from reported road traffic collisions were 3,735 casualties in the Lancashire-12 area, plus 489 in Blackburn with Darwen and 452 in Blackpool, giving a total in Lancashire-14 of 4,676.

Regrettably, 45 people were killed and 550 people were seriously injured on the Lancashire-12 area roads during 2018. In the wider Lancashire-14 area 595 people were killed or seriously injured, which includes 67 in Blackburn with Darwen and 72 in Blackpool. In total 50 people were killed in the Lancashire-14 area.

There has been a 25.7% decrease in people killed or seriously injured since 2008 in the Lancashire-12 area, with figures dropping from 801 in 2008 to 595 in 2018. In the wider Lancashire-14 area, figures dropped from 929 in 2008 to 734 in 2018, a decrease of 21%.

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 527 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.

Feedback on this dashboard would be welcomed to

Please feel free to use any of the information in our dashboards, acknowledging Lancashire JSNA when you do.


Page updated November 2018