Road deaths and serious injuries
down in 2015
Deaths on Britain’s roads fell by 2% last year and the number of people seriously injured dropped by 3%, according to the official casualty figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT).
The 2015 data shows there were 1,732 reported road deaths, compared with 1,775 in 2014, which is the second lowest annual total on record after 2013.
The number of people seriously injured in 2015 in reported road traffic collisions decreased to 22,137, compared with 22,807 in 2014.
Other significant findings:
There was a total of 186,209 casualties of all severities in 2015 - around 4% lower than in 2014 and the second lowest level on record
Vehicle traffic levels increased by 1.6% between 2014 and 2015
A total of 365 motorcyclists were killed during 2015 – an 8% increase from 339 in 2014
You can read view the DfT’s Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Main Results 2015 here