Road collisions

In the Lancashire-12 area, there were 1,840 reported road traffic collisions during 2020, a reduction of -20.2% from 2019, and a total of 2,354 in the Lancashire-14 area, a reduction of -20.1% from 2019.

The number of casualties arising from reported road traffic collisions were 2,525 casualties in the Lancashire-12 area, plus 380 in Blackburn with Darwen and 308 in Blackpool, giving a total in Lancashire-14 of 3,213.

Regrettably, 23 people were killed and 625 people were seriously injured on the Lancashire-12 area roads during 2020. In the wider Lancashire-14 area, 785 people were killed or seriously injured, which includes 86 in Blackburn with Darwen and 51 in Blackpool. In total 25 people were killed in the Lancashire-14 area.

There has been a -42.4% decrease in people killed or seriously injured since 2010 in the Lancashire-12 area, with figures falling from 1,125 in 2010 to 648 in 2020. In the wider Lancashire-14 area, figures fell from 1,353 in 2010 to 785 in 2020, a decrease of -42.0%.

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 361 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, 394 KB).

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.

The report below shows Lancashire in comparison to its nearest neighbours, statistically.

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

Page updated May 2022