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GB Road Casualties 2015

1 July 2016

The reported GB road casualties main results for 2015 was published on 30th June.  The full report which is available here contains an informative section which explains the factors that affect road casualty numbers emphasising the complexity of these. It should be read by all road safety professionals.

Headline numbers show that:

  • There were 1,732 reported road deaths in 2015, a decrease of 2% compared with 2014. This is the second lowest annual total on record after 2013. There were 45 per cent fewer fatalities in 2015 than a decade earlier in 2006.
  • The number of people seriously injured in reported road traffic accidents decreased by 3 per cent to 22,137 in 2015, compared with 2014.
  • There was a total of 186,209 casualties of all severities in 2015. This is around 4 per cent lower than in 2014 and the second lowest level on record.
  • Vehicle traffic levels increased by 1.6 per cent between 2014 and 2015

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