The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has launched an online dashboard that provides information about crashes in each MP’s constituency.
The launch of the PACTS/Agilysis Constituency Road Safety Dashboard was timed to coincide with a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Transport Safety (APPG) during Road Safety Week, attended by road safety minister Baroness Vere.
PACTS said the dashboard, which is available free online, provides unique information about all reported casualties and the other vehicles involved for each GB parliamentary constituency.
It has been constructed by Agilysis for PACTS and is designed to assist MPs. With clear tables, maps and graphics, users can filter for particular information.
PACTS said that while conventional reports focus on casualty numbers, based on injured road users, few show the other vehicle involved in the crash (the conflicting vehicle).
It highlighted: ‘This is even more important now as the percentage of those injured on the roads who are classed as vulnerable road users (those who aren’t vehicle occupants) is increasing and the government is promoting active travel.’
PACTS said the new Dashboard therefore provides a unique insight constituency into road danger, particularly for pedestrians, pedal cyclists and motorcyclists.
The Dashboard uses official published data from the Department for Transport, between 2015 and 2019 and plots each casualty on the map according to injury severity.
Users can filter results in each constituency according to the recorded speed limit, severity, casualty age band and casualty type. Basic information about each casualty is also available when individual locations are selected.
Information is not provided for constituencies in Northern Ireland as these data are held by the Police Service Northern Ireland.