Accident Data and Information
Leicestershire Police Area
Each year there are more than 2500 traffic accidents involving death or personal injury on roads in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (the police area). Information about these accidents is received from Leicestershire Police and it is held on a database. It can take up to eight weeks (and sometimes longer) between an accident occurring and it appearing in these records.The information is for injury accidents only, damage only accidents are not included.
Within the police area, roads are managed by four different authorities. If you would like to enquire about injury accidents on roads other than those managed by Leicestershire County Council, please use the links below:
Roads In Leicester City
Leicester City Council Website
Roads in Rutland
Rutland County Council Website
Motorways and Trunk Roads managed by the Highways Agency
These are: M1, M42, M6, M69, A14, A42, A46, A453 (North of Junction 23a), A5, A50 (North of Junction 24) and A52.
Highways Agency Website
For accident information about safety cameras (speed and red light) operated in the police area by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Road Safety Partnership please use this link: www.speedorsafety.com
Roads in County of Leicestershire
1.To view the latest report(s) showing our progress in reducing road Casualties in Leicestershire please click link.
2.If you would like to enquire about accident data for injury accidents on roads in Leicestershire please click link.
3.If you would like information about how accident locations are investigated please click link.
4. If you would like information about accident reduction schemes in your area please click link.
5. If you would like to report any road safety concerns please click link.
6.For other services and additional links to relevant external Websites please click link.
1a.The latest report showing our progress in reducing road casualties in Leicestershire
The Road Safety in Leicestershire 2012 report (pdf file 12MB) includes casualty numbers and trends, demonstrates performance against 2020 targets and reviews engineering, education, training and publicity measures carried out in the report year.
The "Pre-Driver" course seeks to inform, increase awareness and improve the skills of young people aged 16 and 17 before they start driving cars. A study undertaken in 2012 sought to determine, by means of social profile analysis, if the course is attracting candidates from social groups that are over-represented in young driver casualty figures. A copy of the "Full Report" including a 2 page summary is shown here.(PDF)
Commercial Organisations (Charges apply - see below)
Members of the public (Charges do not apply)
If you are able to send an electronic copy of a map showing the area of interest please use this on-line order form.
Types of Accident Data
We will provide the data presented in the following three ways. Click on each one for an example
- A map of the area with the accidents marked on it (PDF Image )
- A table giving a statistical breakdown of the accidents by year.(PDF document )
- A report giving a brief summary of each accident in date order.(PDFdocument )
Charges & Timescale
There is a fee of £63 plus VAT per enquiry for supplying data to commercial organisations. Multiple or complex searches may incur extra charges.
Data is free to members of the public.
It will usually take a maximum of nine working days to respond to a data request. If the information is required urgently please indicate this on the order form.
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Payment can be made by BACS or by credit or debit card using the on-line invoice payment system via the link on the website.
If you have any questions or need any other information about accidents please contact the Customer Services Centre on 0116 3050001.
The analysis of the police area injury accident database informs the
- Delivery of road safety education, training and publicity (ETP) initiatives over the whole police area.
- Appropriate deployment of enforcement measures across the whole network. Examples include the Safety Camera Partnership and Community Speedwatch.
- Identification of accident locations on roads managed by the County Council (see next paragraph).
Road safety improvement schemes are developed on our roads by the following means:
- There are about 1350 injury accidents per year on roads managed by the County Council. By looking at accidents over 3 to 5 years, locations and road lengths with the highest number of accidents are identified.
- Factors common to a number of accidents are determined by site visits, site checks including speed readings and a careful analysis of the description given for each accident.
- The correct identification of common factors points to appropriate remedial measures.
- Local safety schemes with cost effective potential to reduce accidents are prioritised and, if appropriate, included in an annual road improvement plan.
Case studies of local safety schemes are included within the latest report showing our progress in reducing road casualties in Leicestershire.
We manage some 2.500 miles of road and while we aim to treat locations and road lengths with high injury accident totals and/or densities, it is recognised that not all injury accidents are reported to the Police, and that "damage only" accidents are not included in our analysis. Consequently there will be many road lengths and locations across the county that give rise to concern which will not be treated through the local safety scheme process. Further information on ways to address road safety concerns can be found here.
Highway Forums are held regularly in every county district and consider issues affecting your area, including road improvement schemes. Each financial year an improvement programme is developed and progress is reported to District and County Councillors at Highway Forums. Information on these meetings, agendas and minutes can be found on the County Council website.
Information on schemes being undertaken in the current financial year can be found on the road schemes page.
The Road Schemes page provides links to
- Funding objectives as set out in the Leicestershire Local Transport Plan (LTP3)
- A list of road improvement schemes for the current financial year in each district.
- A gallery of photographs showing examples of some techniques used in road improvement schemes.
- A road improvements request page.
In addition to the road service improvement request page, reports and concerns are handled by the customer service centre (0116 3050001 or email@example.com.) To help the service centre record your report or concern correctly and direct it to the appropriate person or section for attention please consider the following points.
- If the concern relates to the repair, upkeep or maintenance of the road surface or road signs, it should be directed to the local area office.
- If the concern relates to the speed, flow, or lane discipline of the traffic, or to problems with parking or HGVs, it should be directed to Traffic Management.
- If the concern relates to the enforcement of the speed limit it should be directed to the police.
- If the concern relates to accidents occurring at a particular location or along a certain length of road it should be directed to the Accident Investigation & Prevention team.
If the concern relates to accidents, this website enables you to obtain information about the number and severity of road accidents recorded for any location in the county. You can find information about accidents in Leicestershire from the County Council or by using crashmap, a national website.
Realistically if there are no recorded injury accidents or these numbers are low, it is unlikely that accident remedial action can be identified with sufficient confidence to enable works to be carried out ahead of other locations where remedial patterns have been identified and more accidents are reported. See information on how accident sites are investigated.
Nevertheless, if you have any questions, road safety concerns or need any other information please contact the Customer Services Centre by telephone on 0116 3050001 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nationally, accident data is also available at other web sites including
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Page Last Updated: 16 May 2013