Road traffic fatalities, injuries and accidents involving injury in built-up areas by nature of accident
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Contact and information

Information

Unit
no of pers
Contact
Alexander Blackburn, TRDIV
Tel: +41 (0) 22 917 42 77
Fax: -
E-mail: stat.trans@un.org
Latest update
8/5/2017
Data type
Stock
Creation date
12/14/2018
Source
UNECE Transport Division
Matrix
c0001034
Footnotes

Footnotes

Source: UNECE Transport Division Database.

Definition:
Accidents between vehicle and pedestrian: Accidents involving one or several vehicles and pedestrians irrespective of whether the pedestrian was involved in the first or a later phase of the accident and of whether the pedestrian was injured or killed on or off the road.

Single vehicle accidents: Accidents involving no collision with other road users, even though they may be involved, i.e. vehicle trying to avoid collision and veering off the road, or accident caused by collision with obstructions or animals on the road. Collisions with parked vehicles belong to Other collision, including collision with parked vehicles.

Accidents between vehicles: Remainder of Accidents between vehicle and pedestrian and Single vehicle accidents.

Rear-end collision: Accident caused by a rear-end collision with another vehicle using the same lane of a carriageway and moving in the same direction or temporarily stopping due to the traffic conditions. Rear end collisions with parked vehicles belong to Other collision, including collision with parked vehicles.
Collision due to crossing or turning: Accident caused by a rear-end or head on collision with another vehicle moving in a lateral direction due to leaving or entry from/to another lane, road or premise. Rear end or head on collisions with vehicles waiting to turn belong to either Rear-end collision or Head on collision.

Head on collision: Accident caused by a head on collision with another vehicle using the same lane of a carriageway and moving in the opposite direction or temporarily stopping due to traffic conditions. Head on collisions with parked vehicles belong to Other collision, including collision with parked vehicles.
Other collision, including collision with parked vehicles: Accident caused by driving side by side, while overtaking each other or when changing lanes (cutting in on someone), or by a rear-end or head-on collision with a stationary vehicle which stops or parks deliberately and not as a result of traffic conditions at the edge of a carriageway, on shoulders, on marked parking spaces, on footpaths or parking sites.

Killed: Any person who was killed outright or who died within 30 days as a result of the accident.

Injured: Any person, who was not killed, but sustained one or more serious or slight injuries as a result of the accident.

Built-up area: An area with entries and exits specially sign-posted as such.

Please note that country footnotes are not always in alphabetical order.

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For European Union member states, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland the source of data from year 2005 is CARE database.
Country: Croatia
When it is not available, data for Collisions due to crossing or turning are included under Head on collisions.
Country: Georgia
When it is not available, data for Collisions due to crossing or turning are included under Head on collisions.
Country: Latvia
Persons are recorded as killed who die at the scene of the accident or within 7 days; persons who die later are recorded as injured.
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Break in series: From 2007 a regulation has made it compulsory for police inspectors to enter data about road accidents. For years prior this is not the case.
Country: Portugal
Data refer to continent only.
Country: Portugal
Persons are recorded as killed who die at the scene of the accident or during or immediately after transport from the scene of the accident; persons who die later are recorded as injured.
Country: Serbia
Breakdown includes data from accidents on motorways within built-up areas.
Country: Spain
Persons are recorded as killed who die within 24 hours as a result of the accident; persons who die later are recorded as injured.
Country: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Sum of breakdown does not equal total as breakdown includes accidents taking place on motorways.
Country: Turkey
Data by nature of accident cover accidents only at Police responsibility area for years between 2000-2011 whereas for years between 2012-2015 data cover both Police and Gendermarie responsibility area. Until year 2015 figures on persons killed include the deaths only at the accident scene; however since year 2015 figures on persons killed also include the deaths within 30 days after the traffic accidents due to related accident and its impacts for people injured and sent to health facilities.
Country: United Kingdom
Data refer to Great Britain.