Road Safety

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Annual road safety figures for the Borough of Enfield suggest that between 1994 to 1998 and 2010 and 2011, safety on the Borough’s roads has improved significantly, however improvements have now begun to plateau.

Number of Fatal and Serious Road Casualties in Enfield: 1994-1998, 2010, 2011

Number of Fatal and Serious Road Casualties: 1994-1998, 2010, 2011
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Source: London Borough of Enfield: Road Safety 2012

Between 1994 and 1998 there was an average of 235 road fatalities or casualties each year in Enfield. Enfield set itself a target of halving this figure by 2010, and met this target - only 98 fatalities or casualties in this year, and even less, 96, one year later in 2011.

Analysing the nature of fatalities and casualties by respective road user characteristics, we can see that the number of children, pedestrians, cyclists and powered 2 wheel users killed or injured on the roads have all decreased over the last decade.

However, between 2010 and 2011, fatality and causality figures increased slightly for cyclists from 5 to 10, meaning that the latest figures for cyclists are now above the 2010 target figure of 6. The number of powered 2 wheeler users killed or injured on the roads in 2011, which was 15, was also above the 2010 target figure, of 12.

Further information on this topic is available from:

Enfield Play Partnership, Play Strategy & Action Plan 2012 – 2015

This page was last updated on 16-Dec-2014.