Statistics

These numbers are for the 4,711 incidents that resulted in near-misses, without causing any crash or collision.

Modes of transport

Reporter or victim modes of transport (one per incident):

Reporter/Victim TypesNo. of incidents% of incidents
Cyclist338072%
Other modes105322%
Car driver1864%
Pedestrian611%
Motorbike rider130%
Van driver70%
Lorry driver40%
Bus / coach driver40%
Emergency vehicle driver20%
Taxi driver10%

Offending modes of transport (one or more per incident):

Offending TypesNo. of incidents% of incidents
Car driver232249%
Van driver56112%
Lorry driver2555%
Bus / coach driver2365%
Taxi driver1964%
Cyclist1483%
Other modes1233%
Pedestrian491%
Motorbike rider261%
Emergency vehicle driver70%

Road layout/conditions

Road LayoutNo. of incidents% of incidents
Straight section of road148532%
Simple junction (such as a T-junction, cross-roads or mini-roundabout)123026%
Bend in road4079%
Pinch point (a place where the road narrows by features such as a pedestrian build-out, bollards, etc)3798%
Other road layouts3006%
Traffic signal2836%
Complex junction (such as a large roundabout or flyover.)2686%
Cycle lane (marked on the road with a white line and/or different coloured road surface)1964%
Crossing point (such as a zebra crossing)882%
Cycle track/cycle path (a cycle route or facility not on the road)261%

Manoeuvres

Manoeuvre causing crash/collisionNo. of incidents% of incidents
The other person overtook me.175437%
The other person cut me up.108323%
The other person failed to give way when it was my priority.65714%
The other person turned across my path while travelling in the same direction as me.59513%
Other manoeuvres55012%
The other person turned from another road onto the road I was travelling on.3758%
The other person turned across my path while travelling in a different direction to me.2365%
The other person entered/exited a roundabout.2024%
The other person crossed the road I was travelling on.1253%
I entered/exited a roundabout.611%
I overtook the other person.401%
I turned across the other person’s path while travelling the same direction as them.190%
The other person rear-ended me.190%
I crossed the road the other person was travelling on.70%
I cut up the other person.40%
I turned from another road onto the road the other person was travelling on.30%
I failed to give way when it was the other person’s priority.30%
I rear-ended the other person.10%

Behaviour

Behaviour causing crash/collisionNo. of incidents% of incidents
Used poor judgement216746%
Impatient199542%
Ignorant of how different modes of transport work144431%
Intimidating126827%
Deliberately endangered me and/or others125827%
Inattentive109523%
Too fast for conditions81917%
Obviously in breach of the law, please specify below.66914%
Didn’t see me62413%
Other behaviours4119%
Not in control of the vehicle1744%

Blame

Did the reporter think they were to blame?

Reporter to blame?No. of incidents% of incidents
No332271%
Unspecified132828%
Partly571%
Entirely40%

Did the reporter think the other people were to blame?

Others to blame?No. of incidents% of incidents
Entirely322668%
Unspecified132928%
Mostly1193%
Partly210%
No160%
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