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Roads: Accidents

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL10315, tabled on 12 September 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so why, there is a delay in receiving full and timely data on road casualties in London, following talks between the Department for Transport, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London.

Answered on

20 September 2018

The Department for Transport announced on Thursday 17 May 2018 that the publication of Reported road casualties Great Britain, main results: 2017, which had been scheduled for end June 2018, would be delayed until September. This was due to the non-availability of complete 2017 road casualty data for London, as a result of technical and data quality issues following the implementation of the Case Overview and Preparation Application (COPA) reporting system by the Metropolitan Police Service in November 2016.

The full statement is available on the Road accidents and safety statistics collections page on The Department announced a revised publication date of Thursday 27 September 2018 in the release calendar for Official Statistics. Officials have received the road casualty data for London as planned to meet this revised publication date.