For the first time, the DfT has analysed the latest road collision statistics and identified the involvement of drivers who were ‘at work’ at the time.

It transpires that 54,935 at-work vehicles were involved in on-road incidents during 2005. This means that 15% of all vehicles involved in on-road incidents were being driven for work purposes, with a further 9% involved in journeys either to or from work premises.

The DfT also looked more closely at the causes of road incidents. As if we needed affirmation of our much emphasised ‘See and be Seen’ advice, 32% of all crashes were attributable to drivers ‘failing to look properly’. Interestingly, only one in 20 collisions involved a driver exceeding the speed limit at the time.