North East Lieutenancies ranked 16 of 78 counties.

Serious crashes in the county fell by 11% between 2010-12 and 2013-15.

Unless road safety is improved, North East Lieutenancies will fall short of international targets to halve road deaths within a decade.

Number of crashes


965 Slight


490 Serious


68 Fatal


Cost of crashes


Annual total



Per resident


Risk rating

  • Low risk roads
  • Low-medium risk roads
  • Medium risk roads
  • Medium-high risk roads
  • High risk roads
  • Motorway
  • Single and dual carriageway
  • Unrated roads
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