Herts Traffic and Casualty Report

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.