Traffic signal accidents

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with information regarding the number of accidents at traffic signal junctions that have involved pedestrians and the preventative actions, if any that were taken after the accidents occurred.

Please can you also provide a detailed explanation of how accident statistics are assessed and analysed in order to determine what is a threat to public health and when action should be taken in regards to signal junctions and pedestrian crossings.

Yours faithfully,

richard

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Richard

Thank you for your request dated 13 July and I regret to inform you that "richard" is not a valid name for the purposes of Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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The Guidance is available from: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio... paragraph 25 refers. In order for your request to comply with this requirement, I would be grateful if you could provide your full name.

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

Surname is King

Yours faithfully,

richard King

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr King

I confirm receipt of your information request and that I am looking into this.

I will respond to you in due course.

Regards

Information Access Team
Legal, Governance & Monitoring
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr King

 

FoI 13316 - Traffic signal accidents

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 13 July 2016.  This has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

1.       Please can you provide me with information regarding the number
of accidents at traffic signal junctions that have involved pedestrians
and the preventative actions, if any that were taken after the accidents
occurred.

 

Over the last 3 years (01-06-2013 to 31-05-2016) there have been 252
recorded injury accidents where a Police officer has logged the junction
as being controlled by automatic traffic signals.  Of these, 37 (14.68%)
resulted in a pedestrian being injured.  The actual number however may
differ, as although the accident has taken place at a signalised junction,
it may have been logged as being on a pelican/puffin crossing, without
appreciating it is part of a larger set of signals.

 

2.       Please can you also provide a detailed explanation of how
accident statistics are assessed and analysed in order to determine what
is a threat to public health and when action should be taken in regards to
signal junctions and pedestrian crossings.

 

The Police injury accident database is interrogated to identify sites with
clusters of injury accidents with a common factor which can be treated. 
Examples of these are sites with a high percentage of accidents in
darkness which may then receive lighting upgrades, or sites with a high
percentage of wet skidding accidents which may then be resurfaced or
receive drainage improvements.  We then continue to monitor these to
ascertain whether the remedial work has been successful.  Some sites have
clusters of accidents which are random and untreatable, but these are
still monitored year on year to identify any emerging patterns which can
be tackled.  This is the nationally recognised method of reducing casualty
figures, and the West Yorkshire figures show it to be successful. 
Although this means that many sites with persistent complaints receive no
attention, we must prioritise between sites where accidents actually
happen, and those where accidents may happen.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Lindsay Foody

Information Access Team

Legal, Governance & Monitoring

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