Traffic Collisions In An Urban Area in Great Britain
01 April 1989
Work on the urban accident research project began in July 1988
and the 'rolling' programme was financed by the Foundation for
three years. The project covered studies of prominent accident
problems, and examination of remedial measures, based on detailed
analysis of accidents in the West Midlands urban area.
The initial task was to examine relevant statistics to identify
areas of concern, and potential for accident reduction. The results
of this review were compiled into the above named report.
Initial findings relating to the City of Birmingham showed:
- 25 per cent of accidents on minor roads involve child
pedestrians, compared with eight per cent on "A" roads;
- 12 per cent of accidents involve child pedestrians, and a
further 17 per cent involve adult pedestrians;
- 22 per cent of accidents at roundabouts involve cyclists, but
at traffic light-controlled junctions only eight per cent involve
and recommendations were made for:
- better road-accident recording methods;
- more details of accident-producing road features to be held by
- greater efforts on urban road safety management and road safety
education of children.