Dear Sir or Madam,

Please could you supply Sefton road casualty statistics for 2010 for
(a) Pedestrians killed,
(b) Pedestrians seriously injured, and
(c) Pedestrians slightly injured,
for each of the following age groups:
(i) 0 - 4 years,
(ii) 5 - 10 years,
(iii) 11 - 15 years,
(iv) 16 - 18 years,
(v) 19 - 59 years, and
(vi) 60+ years.

Please could you also do the same for:
- Pedal cyclists,
- Motorcycle users,
- Car users, and
- the totals for all categories of road user.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Campbell

Dear Sefton Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Sefton Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Sefton road casualty statistics for 2010'. By law, the authority should normally have responded by 27 July 2011.

My FOI request is available on the Internet at:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/se...

Yours faithfully,

Ian Campbell

Joe Dwyer, Sefton Borough Council

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Hi,

Please see attached casualty stats as requested for Sefton 2010. Please
accept my apologies for not responding sooner, this one 'slipped by me'.

Best Regards

Joe

Joe Dwyer

Senior Engineer

Traffic Services

4th Floor Magdalen House

30 Trinity Road

Bootle

L20 3 NJ

Tel: 0151 934 4394

Mob. 07780114992

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Dear Mr Dwyer,

Thank you for your response. You have provided the breakdown by age and severity for Pedestrians and Pedal Cyclists. Please could you also do the same for
- Motorcycle users,
- Car users, and
- the totals for ALL categories of road user.

The easiest way to provide the breakdowns might be as tables similar to those done by Sefton Council last year (see http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/39...

Yours sincerely,

Ian Campbell

Joe Dwyer, Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Campbell,
Accident Stats for 2010 in the table format as you requested.

Best Regards

Joe

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Dave Marrin, Sefton Borough Council

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Mr Campbell,

Please find attached a copy of our response to your request.

My apologies for the delay in responing and failing to meet the deadline
for the response. This was down to an administrative error. The figures
were compiled on my behlaf by a colleague who then forwarded them to me. I
checked them but then failed to forward them to you.

Once again my apologies.

Dave Marrin

Traffic Services Manager

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Dear Mr Marrin,

Thank you for your response.

I have now received three responses from Sefton Council, on 1st, 5th, and 6th August (see http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/se.... I have noticed that there are considerable discrpancies between the responses, and also between them and the DfT summary figures published at http://www2.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/da.... For example, the total pedestrian KSI casualties is given as 21 in the 1.8.11 document, 24 in the 5.8.11 document, and 23 in the 6.8.11 document; and the total KSI casualties from all modes is 71 (1.8.11), 83 (5.8.11), 74 (6.8.11), and 74 (in the DfT summary). Furthermore, some of the age breakdowns do not sum to the totals given.

Please could you check the figures and tell me which are correct.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Campbell

Joe Dwyer, Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Campbell,

I refer to your email to Mr. Marrin regarding the casualty statistics request for 2010 and the age group / road user breakdown.

Our database has the same number of casualties as the DfT, except we have 1 extra slight casualty which is an error in our data. Therefore:
DfT figures for 2010 = Fatal (3) Serious (71) and slight (734)
Our database for 2010 = Fatal (3) Serious (71) and slight (735)

However, when the database is interrogated for the age groups you have requested you get higher casualty numbers in the accident summary analysis. This is because the database is accident based and searches for all accidents within the age group requested but, unfortunately the summary analysis for casualties then reveals more casualties because it pick's up accidents where for example there has been 12 year old casualty in the 19 to 59 age group query condition. This is a problem within the database software and I have been informed by the provider that this will be rectified in the next version of the software.

However, having sought advise on this matter from our software provider, there is another method of obtaining the data from the database for the age groups you have requested without picking up the extra 'spurious' casualties.

I am working on this now and will shortly email this information on, it may take a day or two as I have to fit this in with my other workload.

Please accept my apologies in the delay in providing the data, I would also like to thank you, because your request has brought this 'anomalie' to light and in future we will be able to provide age group casualty information through another method whereby 'extra' casualties are not picked up. This is a 'fault' with the software, which will , so I'm told, be rectified in the next version.

Best Regards

Joe Dwyer

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Joe Dwyer, Sefton Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Campbell,

Please see attached correct casualty figures for 2010 for Sefton, in the
spreadsheet format you have requested. We have 809 casualties for 2010 for
ALL road users. DfT have 808 casualties, our database has an extra
'slight' injury accident. I have not included HGV drivers or HGV
passengers for the 'all car users' category on the spreadsheet, as it was
not clear in your request whether to include this road user or not.
Therefore I have also provided the 2010 breakdown in the requested age
groups for ALL road users, including horse riders/tram/agricultural
vehicles and non motorised vehicles. Page 3 and page 4 of the same report
also splits into male/female casualties for the same age groups.

I hope this is satisfactory and I apologise for the incorrect data that
was originally supplied, this was an anomaly in how our database presents
the data.

Please give me a call if you have any further queries.

Best Regards

Joe

Joe Dwyer

Senior Engineer

Traffic Services

4th Floor Magdalen House

30 Trinity Road

Bootle

L20 3 NJ

Tel: 0151 934 4394

Mob. 07780114992

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confidential, privileged or commercially sensitive information. If you are
not a named addressee and this message has come to you in error you must
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message to the sender by replying to it immediately and then delete it
from your computer and destroy any copies of it. All e-mail communications
sent to or from Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council may be subject to
recording and / or monitoring in accordance with current legislation. This
message does not create or vary any contractual relationship between
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and you. Internet e-mail is not a 100%
secure communication medium and Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council does
not accept responsibility for changes made to this message after it was
sent. Whilst all reasonable care has been taken to ensure that this
message is virus-free, it is the recipient's responsibility to carry out
virus checks as appropriate and ensure that the onward transmission,
opening or use of this message and any attachments will not adversely
affect their systems or data. Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council does not
accept any responsibility in this regard.

Dear Mr Dwyer,

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Campbell

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