Occupational Road Safety Alliance

Facts and Figures

Car crash

Driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do. It also creates a significant risk to other people who use the road.

Very few organisations operate without using the road. Millions of vehicles - lorries, vans, taxis, buses, emergency service vehicles, company cars, motorcycles, bicycles - are used for work purposes, and many people work on foot on or by the road - maintenance workers, refuse collectors, postal workers, vehicle breakdown employees, the police and so on. All these workers are exposed to risks from traffic.

It is estimated that between one quarter and one third of reported road casualties occur in road accidents involving someone who was driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work purposes.

This section of the ORSA website provides details of the casualty data related to work-related road crashes, a summary of research reports on this topic, an outline of the main safety issues that need to be considered and a list of FAQs.