The 2017 Traffic and Transport Data Report and the 2017 Road Casualty Factsheet (both based on 2016 data) have now been published. To view the documents visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/trafficdata or go to the ‘Documents’ section of this website –HCC / EHDCC documents and consultations.
Transport data in Hertfordshire shows:
- 1.7% growth in traffic in 2016, surpassing pre-recession highs, which mirrors national trends
- Traffic is predicted to grow 20% by 2031
- Rail grew by 5% in 2016, which was a bigger increase than nationally
Accident data in Hertfordshire shows*:
- Casualties in 2016 increased by 5.1% compared with 2015, but is still the 4th lowest on record. National totals reduced by 2.6%
- Child casualties (aged 0 to 15 years) decreased by 3.3% in 2016
- Pedestrian casualties were down by 11.8% and moped casualties by 17.1% but all other road user classes rose in 2016 when compared with 2015.
*Note that changes in national systems to collate road traffic accidents have affected the number of serious casualties. As a result comparisons with previous years should be treated with caution, this applies to both National and Hertfordshire data. In Hertfordshire the effect is of an approximate increase of 21% in the proportion of non-fatal casualties recorded as serious.