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
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.[Post corrected 15.10]