Provisional 2019 road casualty figures
show slight reduction in UK road deaths
The Department for Transport (DfT) has today released the 'Reported road casualties in Great Britain: provisional results' which shows that UK road deaths reduced by 2% in 2019 compared to the previous year.
There were 1,748 reported road deaths in 2019, compared to 1,784 in 2018, similar to the levels seen since 2012.
The provisional data also shows that there were 25,975 serious injuries in road traffic collisions reported to the police in 2019. However, comparison of this figure with earlier years should be interpreted with caution due to changes in systems for severity reporting by some police forces.
There was a total of 153,315 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic collisions in 2019. This is 5% lower than in 2018 and is the lowest level since 1979 when this statistical series with current definitions and detail began.
You can read the report here: Reported road casualties in Great Britain: provisional results 2019