Reported highway casualties Nice Britain_ e-Scooter factsheet 2021

About this factsheet This factsheet examines the principle developments in collisions involving e-scooters and the casualties concerned, collected in STATS19 reportable collisions. E-scooter customers are one of many weak person teams. They aren’t protected by a car physique in the identical method automobile customers are, and are usually tougher for drivers to see on the highway. They’re, subsequently, notably vulnerable to accidents. Please discuss with the background notes for additional particulars of how the information are collected together with caveats.

Issues you have to know

Severity adjustment

This factsheet gives an estimate of the variety of private harm highway visitors collisions involving e-scooters, in Nice Britain, in 2021 utilizing the STATS19 reporting system. The figures are primarily based on adjusting figures reported by the police for slight and severe accidents to take account of adjustments within the reporting of harm severity by some police forces lately. These adjusted figures can reliably be used to match developments over time throughout the nation. They’re primarily based on what we estimate the totals can be if all police forces have been utilizing injury-based severity reporting methods. Extra data on the change and adjustment course of is offered within the severity changes part.


Based mostly on ultimate knowledge, in 2021:

there have been 1,352 collisions involving e-scooters, in comparison with 460 in 2020

of all collisions involving e-scooters, 324 included just one e-scooter with no different autos concerned within the collision (single car collision), in comparison with 83 in 2020

there have been 1,434 casualties in collisions involving e-scooters, in comparison with 484 in 2020

of all casualties in collisions involving e-scooters, 1,102 have been e-scooter customers, in comparison with 384 in 2020

there have been 10 killed in collisions involving e-scooters (all of whom have been e-scooter riders) in comparison with 1 in 2020

our greatest estimate, after adjusting for adjustments in reporting by police, is that there have been 421 critically injured and 1,003 barely injured in 2021, this compares to 129 and 354 respectively in 2020

Reported collisions and casualties involving e-scooters

Desk 1 reveals the variety of reported highway casualties in collisions involving e-scooters in Nice Britain in 2021, by highway person kind. Excluding e-scooter casualties themselves the principle varieties of different highway customers concerned in collisions involving e-scooters are pedestrians and cyclists.

Desk 1: Variety of reported casualties in collisions involving e-scooters, by highway person kind, Nice Britain, 2021

Highway person kind Killed Severe (adjusted) Slight (adjusted) Whole E-scooter person 10 331 761 1,102 Pedestrian 0 67 162 229 Pedal Bicycle owner 0 20 45 65 Motor Bicycle owner 0 3 12 15 Automobile Occupant 0 0 17 17 Van Occupant 0 0 2 2 Bus Occupant 0 0 2 2 Different Car Occupant 0 0 2 2 Whole 10 421 1,003 1,434

Chart 1 reveals the variety of reported casualties in collisions involving e-scooters for 2020 and 2021. There was an upward pattern within the final 2 years, with 2 dips in the course of the second and third coronavirus lockdowns, adopted by a pointy lower in December 2021 (when there have been excessive ranges of Omicron COVID-19 variant transmission).

Chart 1: Reported casualties in collisions involving e-scooters by month, Nice Britain: 2020 and 2021 The shaded areas discuss with intervals of lockdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Casualties by age and intercourse

Chart 2 reveals the variety of reported e-scooter person casualties, by age and intercourse in Nice Britain in 2021. There are extra male than feminine e-scooter person casualties, particularly amongst these aged between 10 and 39.

Chart 2: Reported e-scooter person casualties, by intercourse and age, Nice Britain, 2021

Word: Instances the place the casualty age and intercourse are unknown have been faraway from chart 2

Chart 3 reveals the variety of reported casualties aside from e-scooter customers in collisions involving e-scooters by age in 2020 and 2021. Casualties are unfold throughout all age teams with the three greatest classes being between 30 and 59. There’s a increased enhance in sure age teams when evaluating 2021 to 2020. The age teams that had the best enhance are 0 to 19 and 50 to 69.

Chart 3: Reported casualties aside from e-scooter person concerned in e-scooter collisions, by age, Nice Britain, 2020 and 2021

Word: Instances the place the casualty age is unknown have been faraway from chart 3

Casualties by time of day

Chart 4 reveals the variety of casualties concerned in e-scooter collisions by time of the day, in 2020 and 2021. The pattern is similar for each years, an upward pattern beginning at 6am and ending at 4pm with a dip at 10am, adopted by a downward pattern from 4pm to 10pm. There are twin peaks, the primary one at 8am and the second at 4pm.

Chart 4: Casualties in collisions involving e-scooters by time of the day, Nice Britain, 2021

Casualties by police drive space

Desk 2 reveals the variety of reported collisions involving e-scooters by police drive in Nice Britain, in 2021. The Metropolitan police reported over a 3rd (36%) of all casualties involving e-scooters in Nice Britain, in contrast with 21% of all casualties involving any car. The remaining e-scooter casualties have been unfold throughout the opposite 43 police forces, with the second highest share of e-scooter casualties being reported in Avon and Somerset.

Desk 2: Reported casualties in collisions involving e-scooters by police drive, Nice Britain, 2021

Police drive Involving e-scooters Involving e-scooters (% of GB ) Involving any car Involving any car (% of GB ) Avon and Somerset 104 7% 2,890 2% Bedfordshire 16 1% 1,535 1% Cambridgeshire 23 2% 1,814 1% Cheshire 4 0% 1,945 2% Metropolis of London 10 1% 157 0% Cleveland 5 0% 837 1% Cumbria 3 0% 988 1% Derbyshire 19 1% 2,267 2% Devon and Cornwall 15 1% 3,938 3% Dorset 28 2% 1,595 1% Durham 0 0% 853 1% Dyfed-Powys 3 0% 1,280 1% Essex 44 3% 3,707 3% Gloucestershire 5 0% 991 1% Higher Manchester 20 1% 3,898 3% Gwent 2 0% 810 1% Hampshire 69 5% 3,984 3% Hertfordshire 22 2% 2,161 2% Humberside 10 1% 2,280 2% Kent 34 2% 4,970 4% Lancashire 21 1% 3,657 3% Leicestershire 17 1% 1,528 1% Lincolnshire 0 0% 2,004 2% Merseyside 73 5% 2,464 2% Metropolitan Police 523 36% 26,541 21% Norfolk 21 1% 1,801 1% North Wales 4 0% 1,027 1% North Yorkshire 4 0% 1,734 1% Northamptonshire 31 2% 1,322 1% Northumbria 16 1% 2,231 2% Nottinghamshire 74 5% 2,348 2% Police Scotland 12 1% 5,106 4% South Wales 17 1% 1,246 1% South Yorkshire 10 1% 2,685 2% Staffordshire 3 0% 1,118 1% Suffolk 4 0% 1,427 1% Surrey 11 1% 3,175 2% Sussex 39 3% 4,067 3% Thames Valley 33 2% 3,651 3% Warwickshire 1 0% 1,126 1% West Mercia 3 0% 2,113 2% West Midlands 67 5% 6,236 5% West Yorkshire 2 0% 5,097 4% Wiltshire 12 1% 1,605 1% Whole 1,434 100% 128,209 100%

Casualties in e-scooter trial areas

The federal government is operating trials of e-scooters, that are presently happening in round 30 areas.

At the moment the excellence between trial and privately owned e-scooters concerned in collisions is recorded inconsistently by police forces as a part of a free textual content area, and in some areas (together with for the Metropolitan police) there are a excessive proportion of collisions the place the police officer doesn’t determine the kind of e-scooter concerned.

Nonetheless, in a number of areas the place massive trials have been operating in 2021, police have distinguished between trial and personal scooters. Desk 3 reveals that the variety of e-scooters concerned in highway collisions, by possession kind, highlighting the police drive areas overlaying the most important trials in place throughout 2021.

Whereas it’s tough to attract any agency conclusions from the information reported at current, we’ll proceed to difficulty steerage to police forces to try to seize extra strong knowledge on casualties inside trial areas the place doable.

Desk 3: Reported e-scooters concerned in collisions by possession kind, Nice Britain, 2021

Police drive Personal Rental Unknown Avon and Somerset 8 7 78 Dorset 17 8 2 Hampshire 18 10 37 Merseyside 26 41 0 Metropolitan Police 9 6 485 Northamptonshire 1 22 8 Nottinghamshire 37 33 0

Accidents in collisions involving e-scooters

For police forces utilizing injury-based reporting methods, data on probably the most extreme harm sustained is offered inside STATS19. Whereas protection just isn’t full, this gives additional element on the outcomes of highway collisions. Additional particulars of what’s collected are lined in our factsheet on accidents in highway collisions.

Desk 4 reveals that the three commonest kind of accidents sustained in collisions involving e-scooters (to the e-scooter customers or others) are all of slight severity. Nonetheless, the fourth, fifth and sixth commonest kind of accidents are totally different kind of fractures and head injures that are thought of as severe accidents.

Desk 4: Reported casualties in collisions involving e-scooters by harm kind, Nice Britain, 2021

Harm kind Severity Variety of casualties Shallow cuts/lacerations/abrasions Slight 135 Bruising Slight 70 Sprains and strains Slight 60 Fractured decrease leg, ankle, foot Severe 34 Different head harm Severe 27 Fractured arm, collarbone, hand Severe 15 Deep cuts, lacerations Severe 13 Extreme head harm, unconscious Severe 12 Whiplash or neck ache Slight 10 Shock Slight 10 Fractured pelvis or higher leg Severe 5 Different chest harm, not bruising Severe 5 Damaged neck or again Severe 3 Inside accidents Severe 3 A number of extreme accidents, unconscious Severe 3 A number of extreme accidents, acutely aware Severe 2

Word: The desk consists of solely casualties reported by police forces utilizing the injury-based reporting system ‘CRASH’, that is round 29% of all casualties in collisions involving e-scooters.

A listing of all police forces and system they use may be present in severity changes part.

Background data

“E-scooters” should not one of many designated car varieties collected in a STATS19 reportable collisions, as such they might be classed as different car and may solely be recognized utilizing a free textual content area.

The “Different car” class was launched in 2011 to interchange the beforehand collected car varieties Different motorcar and Different non-motor car. A free textual content area was launched on the identical time to offer perception into what different autos have been being recorded.

The outline is principally utilized by the division to evaluate whether or not new car varieties must be captured and to reclassify present “Different autos” into one of many outlined car varieties e.g. Though mobility scooters have their very own class, various these find yourself within the different class annually and are reclassified by DfT .

The free textual content area can’t be mechanically validated in the identical method because the designated car kind knowledge, and subsequently not as strong as printed car statistics. Subsequently, utilizing this textual content does require some investigation and validation. Sadly, the phrase scooter just isn’t unique to 1 kind of car and relying on the context used, it might be used to explain quite a lot of autos together with some bikes (those who have a step-through body and a platform for the rider’s toes to relaxation on); mobility scooters and conventional stand on scooters. Stand on scooters may also have totally different strategies of propulsion (petrol, electrical or bodily effort). Steering has been issued to all forces to make sure they seize extra than simply the phrase ‘scooter’ within the free textual content description when recording this.

It must be famous {that a} appreciable share of non-fatal casualties should not reported to the police. Non-fatal casualties for e-scooter customers are amongst the almost certainly to be under-reported in highway casualty knowledge since they haven’t any obligation to tell the police of collisions. This must be borne in thoughts when analysing and deciphering the information.

Extra details about the energy and weaknesses and definitions may be present in reported highway casualties in Nice Britain: annual report, 2021


We welcome additional suggestions on any elements of the division’s highway security statistics together with content material, timing, and format, by way of e-mail to the highway security statistics crew

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