Road injury accidents
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Ashley ACKER - Tel: +33 (0)1 73 31 25 10 - ashley.acker@itf-oecd.org

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The survey used for this exercise is the "Trends in the Transport Sector".

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The International Transport Forum collects transport statistics on an annual basis from its member countries. Data are collected from Transport Ministries, statistical offices and other institution designated as official data source.

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Data are published annually on October 31st.

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Data series start in 1970 and continue until the current year-1, or the most recent available data.

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Variables collected include inland transport of goods (T-km), of passengers (P-km) and road injury accidents. Additional information is also gathered on containers transported by rail and sea (Tons and TEU) as well as short sea shipping data (T-km).

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ITF member countries with available data.

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Although there are clear definitions for all the terms used in this survey, countries might have different methodologies to calculate tonne-kilometre and passenger-kilometres. Methods could be based on traffic or mobility surveys, and may use very different sampling methods and estimating techniques which could affect the comparability of the statistics. Also, while the definition of road fatalities is consistent across most countries, this is not the case for road injuries. Indeed, not only do countries have different definitions, but there is underreporting of road injuries. However, data for individual countries are consistent over time and useful for identifying underlying trends. It is recommended to read the metadata in order to check the coverage of data for each country.

Road injury accidentsContact person/organisation

Ashley ACKER - Tel: +33 (0)1 73 31 25 10 - ashley.acker@itf-oecd.org

Data source(s) used

The International Transport Forum collects transport statistics on an annual basis from its member countries. Data are collected from Transport Ministries, statistical offices and other institution designated as official data source.

Name of collection/source

The survey used for this exercise is the "Trends in the Transport Sector".

Variables collected

Variables collected include inland transport of goods (T-km), of passengers (P-km) and road injury accidents. Additional information is also gathered on containers transported by rail and sea (Tons and TEU) as well as short sea shipping data (T-km).

Reference period

Data series start in 1970 and continue until the current year-1, or the most recent available data.

Link to Release calendar

Data are published annually on October 31st.

Geographic coverage

ITF member countries with available data.

Key statistical concept

Although there are clear definitions for all the terms used in this survey, countries might have different methodologies to calculate tonne-kilometre and passenger-kilometres. Methods could be based on traffic or mobility surveys, and may use very different sampling methods and estimating techniques which could affect the comparability of the statistics. Also, while the definition of road fatalities is consistent across most countries, this is not the case for road injuries. Indeed, not only do countries have different definitions, but there is underreporting of road injuries. However, data for individual countries are consistent over time and useful for identifying underlying trends. It is recommended to read the metadata in order to check the coverage of data for each country.