The Cost Of A Life

Did you know that the estimated average cost to society of a fatal road traffic collision is over £2 million? This cost includes everything from the time and resources spent by the emergency services at the scene of the collision, to the medical and ambulance costs, through to the loss of earnings suffered by the deceased. The estimated average cost to society of a serious road traffic collision is £233,750.

Average Value Of Prevention Per Collision

Accident Severity Lost Output Medical and Ambulance Human Costs Police Costs Insurance and Admin Damage to Property Total (£)
Fatal 673,003 6,856 1,339,378 2,086 326 12,299 2,033,947
Serious 27,096 16,232 184,371 272 206 5,573 233,750
Slight 3,335 1,412 15,884 65 120 3,325 24,141

Average Value Of Prevention Per Casualty

Casualty Severity Lost Output Human Cost Medical & Ambulance Total
Fatal £490,960 £936,380 £840 £1,428,180
Serious £18,920 £130,110 £11,460 £160,480
Slight £2,000 £9,530 £850 £12,370

 

 

 

 

 

 

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