Pedestrian Crossings: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 2 March 2020.

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Photo of Greg Smith Greg Smith Conservative, Buckingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic accidents have been recorded as taking place on or in the vicinity of pedestrian crossings in each of the last three years.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The number of reported road accidents with a personal injury within 50 metres of a pedestrian crossings in Great Britain between 2016 and 2018 can be found in the below table.

Reported road accidents with a personal injury within 50 metres of pedestrian crossings¹,², Great Britain, 2016-2018









Source: DfT, STATS19

1. Includes human controlled crossings by school crossing patrols and by other authorised

persons, zebra crossings, pelicans, puffins, toucans or other similar non-junctions,

pedestrian phases at traffic signal junctions, footbridges or subways, and central refuges

2. Excludes cases where road crossing type was undefined

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