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Road Traffic Accidents Where Dazzling Sun was a Contributory Factor

Question

I would like to request details on specific locations, dates and times for all incidents where “Dazzled by the Sun” was considered a contributing factor for the years 2011-2016. I would also request that the incident categorisation (Fatal, Serious Injury, Slight Injury) be attributed to each incident together with a brief description of the circumstances.

Answer

Please find the information in the tables below. These are the number of accidents where ‘Dazzling sun’ was a contributory factor, this may be one of several factors or the only factor recorded. In addition we record injury accidents only and there may be some delay in receiving data from Local Authorities.

The total row in the ‘Accidents’ table provides the number of accidents; however an accident could involve more than one vehicle therefore there may be a difference between these figures.

The type of vehicle involved and the category of injury have been provided in the tables below to provide a description of the incident.

2011

Accidents

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Motor Vehicle Only (excl. 2 wheels)

 

5

23

2 Wheel Motor Vehicles

 

1

3

Pedal Cycles

 

1

8

Horse and Other

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

7

34

Casualties

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Vehicle Driver

 

1

19

Passenger

 

3

23

Motorcycle rider

 

1

3

Cyclists

 

1

8

Pedestrian

 

2

3

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

8

56

2012

Accidents

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Motor Vehicle Only (excl. 2 wheels)

 

7

40

2 Wheel Motor Vehicles

 

1

5

Pedal Cycles

 

5

11

Horse and Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

13

56

Casualties

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Vehicle Driver

 

2

40

Passenger

 

1

11

Motorcycle rider

 

1

5

Cyclists

 

5

10

Pedestrian

 

4

9

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

13

75

2013

Accidents

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Motor Vehicle Only (excl. 2 wheels)

 

1

44

2 Wheel Motor Vehicles

 

3

9

Pedal Cycles

 

3

16

Horse and Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

7

69

Casualties

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Vehicle Driver

 

 

47

Passenger

 

 

14

Motorcycle rider

 

3

9

Cyclists

 

3

16

Pedestrian

 

1

8

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

7

94

2014

Accidents

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Motor Vehicle Only (excl. 2 wheels)

 

5

59

2 Wheel Motor Vehicles

 

5

5

Pedal Cycles

 

1

13

Horse and Other

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Total

0

11

78

Casualties

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Vehicle Driver

 

2

70

Passenger

 

3

31

Motorcycle rider

 

5

4

Cyclists

 

4

13

Pedestrian

 

2

4

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

16

122

2015

Accidents

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Motor Vehicle Only (excl. 2 wheels)

 

6

36

2 Wheel Motor Vehicles

 

2

11

Pedal Cycles

 

3

19

Horse and Other

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Total

0

11

67

Casualties

 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Vehicle Driver

 

4

39

Passenger

 

2

28

Motorcycle rider

 

2

10

Cyclists

 

3

19

Pedestrian

 

1

6

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

0

12

102

FOI reference: 426/17.

Date of request: 28.03.17.