The Department for Transport revealed its findings after it conducted research into contributory factors that have played a part in crashes.
There’s something for us all to take out from the below, including when we’re using the road as pedestrians…
Top 10 causes
Driver / rider failed to look properly – 38%
Driver / rider failed to judge another person’s speed – 20%
Driver / rider was careless, reckless or in a hurry – 18%
Poor turn or manoeuvre – 12%
Loss of control – 11%
Slippery road – 8%
Exceeding speed limit – 7%
Pedestrian failed to look properly – 7%
Traveling too fast for conditions – 6%
Sudden breaking – 5%
Some incidents include multiple factors as they were deemed to have contributed.