2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS adds regional breakdon

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS adds regional breakdon

The Department for Transport published the summary 2018 road casualty data for Great Britain on 25th July 2019. This showed

  • 1,782 people died in road collisions – a 1% decline on the previous year – continuing the “plateau” in GB road deaths since 2010.
  • 25,484 seriously injured casualties reported. Due to changes on recording methods, comparisons with previous years may be misleading for serious injury numbers.
  • 133,112 slightly injured casualties reported. Adjusted figures from the NAO show a continuation in the downward trend since 2014
  • 160,378 casualties of all severities.

Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: main results 2018, DfT, July 2019, is here.

The report does not do not give a regional breakdown or show Northern Ireland but PACTS has provided one in the table below; additional details here Road Deaths across UK 2018 – Breakdown by PACTS

Administration 2017 2018 Change % Change
England 1,547 1,519 -28 -2%
Scotland 145 160 15 10%
Wales 101 103 2 2%
GB total 1,793 1,782 -11 -1%
Northern Ireland 63 55 -8 -13%
UK total 1,856 1,837 -19 -1%
Highways England 236 ? ? ?
London 131 111 -20 -15%

Further trend analysis and information is provided in PACTS report Road Safety Since 2010 – Update

In 2014 PACTS published Projections of road casualties in Great Britain to 2030. The 2018 casualty data are well above the long-term trend.

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