Title: Reported road casualties in Great Britain: main results 2018

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 6th August 2019
Date published/launched: July 2019

This release gives an overview and commentary of reported road casualties in 2018. It provides the number of personal injury road traffic accidents in Great Britain that were
reported by the police in 2018 using the STATS19 reporting system. It also includes the number of people killed or injured in these accidents and which road user group they were in.

This is the first release of provisional headline accident and casualty figures for 2018, which will be followed by the final publication in September (Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2018).

Headline findings:
There were 1,782 reported road deaths in 2018, similar to the level seen since 2012, which followed a period of substantial reduction in fatalities from 2006 to 2010.

There were 25,484 serious injuries in road traffic accidents reported to the police in 2018. 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. The report contains further information and an estimate adjusted to account for this discontinuity.

There was a total of 160,378 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents in 2018. This is 6% lower than in 2017 and is the lowest level on record.

Accounting for change in traffic, the rate of fatalities per billion vehicle miles has fallen by 1% from 5.43 in 2017 to 5.38 in 2018.

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