‘KSI’ – in road safety statistics analysis KSI refers to “Killed or Seriously Injured”

SRSP – Somerset Road Safety Partnership (See below)

In 2010 there were 1272 (all vehicle) injury collisions on Somerset roads, resulting in 1792 casualties. Of these, 32 were fatal, 206 serious and 1554 were slight injuries.
53% of all casualties sustained in 2010 were the result of collisions on “A”
class roads.

Referring to the latest statistics and information included within the IAM report ‘IAM Motorcycling Facts’ published Nov2009 (see here), I wondered why the figures/statistics quoted were not more recent. As I know him, I contacted Jim Newman at Somerset Road Safety Partnership www.somersetroadsafety.org to ask if he could shed any light on this. Here’s his response:

Sadly it take some time for the data to become usable. The personal injury collision data that we use (that which is submitted to the DfT [Department for Transport]) comes from police STATS19 reports. As with any paperwork, these reports take time to filter through the system. We generally cannot provide verified data for anything less than 3 months old. National annual figures are provided to the DFT approximately every April but again it takes time before they release these figures.

With a document of the size and scope of the IAM Motorcycling Facts document there will also be the necessary data analysis, document design, editing, sign-off etc.

We can provide verified data for Somerset collisions for years up to 2008 and we will soon be able to provide 2009. We are already looking at the trends for what has happened so far this year but we can’t release that data as it may yet be subject to change.

Our website has the casualty review available up to 2008 (Casualty Review 2006-2008) which can be found on the Downloads pages.
[edit/update – latest data: 2012]
The Casualty Review 2002-2007 is also available there.

Indications from our 2009 casualty statistics are that powered two-wheelers (the snappy official name for the conglomeration of motorcycles and mopeds) saw the biggest reduction in casualties, with young riders on smaller capacity machines making up an increasing number of the crashes.

If any data geeks (no insult, I happen to be one myself) out there want to know more or want to get into how we target our interventions please feel free to get in touch with me in the office or send me a PM with your email address and I’ll reply by email.

01823 423430 (option 2 – bikesafe)

Many thanks for making that clear Jim 🙂 I hope that helps anyone else who’d had the same thought 🙂

Somerset Road Safety Partnership

As I [AndyW] live in Somerset I would like to give my local Road Safety Partnership a plug:

The Somerset Road Safety Partnership was formed in 2006 to reduce collisions and casualties on local roads, create safer communities and improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors to Somerset.
The Partnership brings together the extensive experience and expertise from a number of organisations in co-ordinated campaigns to improve safety on roads and in towns and villages.

They work closely with organisations such as local councils, local Police forces, BikeSafe initiatives, IAM, RoSPA, DSA and the NHS to name just a few, to devise strategies and campaigns targeted at specific routes and groups of road users to improve road safety. Please visit their website, www.somersetroadsafety.org, for more information and access to a number of useful resources including:

Road Safety Advise – Motorcyclists

Road Safety Initiatives

Collision Investigation

There are a number of Road Safety Partnerships throughout the UK but I’ve not been able to find a definitive list so use Google to find your nearest partnership 😉