Average annual travel fatalities in Great Britain (UK) 2006-2015, by transport mode

Average annual number of fatalities on modes of transport in Great Britain (UK) between 2006 and 2015, per billion passenger kilometres

Average annual travel fatalities in Great Britain (UK) 2006-2015, by transport mode This statistic compares the average annual number of fatalities per billion passenger kilometers of different modes of transport within Great Britain (GB) between 2006 and 2015. Fatalities from rail accidents were negligible. Cars and vans also had very low fatality rates. By far the most dangerous form of transport were motorcycles with an average yearly rate of 83 fatalities per billion passenger kilometers. Bicycles and walking were also much more dangerous than other forms of transport.
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Average annual number of fatalities on modes of transport in Great Britain (UK) between 2006 and 2015, per billion passenger kilometres

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Mode of transportFatalities per billion passenger kilometres
Motorcycles83
Pedestrian26
Bicycles24
Car1.6
Van0.4
Water0.6
Bus or coach0.2
Air0.01
Rail**0
Mode of transportFatalities per billion passenger kilometres
Motorcycles83
Pedestrian26
Bicycles24
Car1.6
Van0.4
Water0.6
Bus or coach0.2
Air0.01
Rail**0
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This statistic compares the average annual number of fatalities per billion passenger kilometers of different modes of transport within Great Britain (GB) between 2006 and 2015. Fatalities from rail accidents were negligible. Cars and vans also had very low fatality rates. By far the most dangerous form of transport were motorcycles with an average yearly rate of 83 fatalities per billion passenger kilometers. Bicycles and walking were also much more dangerous than other forms of transport.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Survey time period
2006 to 2015*
Supplementary notes
* Figures represent a ten year average.
** The number of people killed in rail accidents was negligible.
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