Modelling road casualty numbers at a local level

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Road traffic accidents and casualties are a significant component in determining the demands on the Trauma services provided by health services. This project has links to a number of other projects such as applied research on ambulance services and the provision of Accident & Emergency services and also operational studies outside of the health services: for example, winter road salting. Although a considerable amount of applied research has been (and is being) carried out in this area by the Department for Transport and associated research agencies, much of this latter work has been at a national level and there has been little work at more local levels. This project has explored casualty numbers and types at Local authority level in England and examined relationships between these incidents and measurable demographic, geographical, traffic and road characteristics of the areas studied.