Title: Reported road casualties in Great Britain: quarterly provisional estimates year ending June 2018

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 21st November 2018
Date published/launched: November 2018

There were 1,770 road deaths in the 12-month period ending June 2018, a similar level to that seen since 2012.

The rolling number of road deaths represents a 3% year-on-year year increase, described by the DfT as ‘not statistically significant’.

There was also little change in the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) with 26,610 KSIs in the period ending June 2018 – compared to 26,664 in the corresponding 12 months.

However, there was a statistically significant reduction in total casualties, which fell by 6% to 165,100.

Looking at road user type, the stats show year-on-year rises in the number of car (2%) and pedestrian (3%) KSIs – but a fall of 7% among motorcyclists. There was no percentage change in the number of cyclists KSIs.

In terms of total casualties, all modes of transport experienced year-on-year reductions – the largest being among motorcyclists (9%) and cyclists (8%).

The casualty figures come against a 0.6% increase in motor vehicle traffic over the same period – meaning the fatality rate per billion vehicle miles increased by 2% to 5.4 – while the overall casualty rate decreased by 7% to 500.

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