1. Traffic statistics
  2. Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement relates only to roadtraffic.dft.gov.uk

This website is run by the Road traffic statistics team, Department for Transport.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • a number of images do not have appropriate alt text
  • some of the colour contrast is insufficient
  • some linked images are not highlighted on focus
  • heading elements are not always consistently used

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

All statistical data published on this website is available to download in machine readable format.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us by doing the following:

  • email the Road Traffic Statistics team: roadtraff.stats@dft.gov.uk
  • add the web address (URL) of the page the content’s on or choose the whole site
  • let us know your issue

If you request a response, we'll aim to reply as soon as possible.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Our interactive maps and interactive charts do not meet meet accessibility standards (eg they fail on WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1). The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix these.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by DfT staff.

We tested the following pages:

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2019. It was last updated on 23 September 2020.