The draft Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy (NIRSS) to 2030 annual statistics are now available.
These data provide the finalised National Statistics (NS) which track the 2022 position against the four targets and various key performance indicators contained in the Strategy.
The publication is available on the ASRB website at Draft Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy to 2030 statistics
- There were 55 fatalities in road traffic collisions. This represents a reduction of 19% from the 2014-2018 Strategy baseline figure (68), and an increase of 10% from 2021.
- There were 910 people seriously injured (SI) in road traffic collisions which is 12% more than the number recorded in 2021 and 21% higher than the baseline figure of 751.
- There were 92 children (aged 0 to 15) killed or seriously injured (KSIs) in road traffic collisions – 12 more than in 2021. This represents an increase of 30% from the baseline figure (71) and an increase of 15% over the year.
- There were 196 young people (aged 16 to 24) KSIs in road traffic collisions, the same level as the 2014-18 baseline figure, but represented a 9% increase on the number recorded in 2021.
Notes to editors:
- The draft Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy (NIRSS) to 2030 Annual Statistical Report, 2022 is the first publication in the lifetime of the reporting on the targets and KPIs set out in the draft Road Safety Strategy to 2030. Further information on the Strategy is available at: Draft Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy to 2030
- The report is typically based on the period 1 January to 31 December 2022. The report monitors the progress in 2022 of the targets and key performance indicators (KPIs) set out in the NIRSS. The targets and indicators are measured against a baseline of the 2014-2018 average figures (unless otherwise stated).
- There are four principal targets and a suite of thirty-three key performance indicators (KPIs) which currently underpin the road safety strategy. Many of the indicators are calculated as a rate in order to properly take account of the changing level of exposure, and hence risk, attached to the subject group.
- This report details progress to date on the four key targets and across the strategy’s KPIs. A number of the indicators, when reported by single year, show a lot of volatility. In these cases an additional figure reporting on a five year rolling average (or smoothed trend) has been included to give a clearer indication of which direction the underlying trend is moving.
- With regards to the speeding KPI, free-running speed (as recorded between 11pm to 7am) is considered to be the speed at which vehicles will travel when they are unimpeded by other vehicles. It is considered a truer reflection of a motorist’s speeding behavior and, in the absence of congestion, would generally be higher than a 24 hour or daytime speeding rate.
- Following an independent assessment by the UK Statistics Authority, the report received National Statistics accreditation in September 2016, demonstrating that it meets the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.
- Electronic copies of the draft Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy (NIRSS) to 2030 Annual Statistical Report are available at Draft Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy to 2030 statistics
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