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Road fatalities rise 4% but total casualties fall

ROAD SAFETY

29 September 2017
 

The number of road accident fatalities in Britain rose 4 per cent last year to 1,792 – the highest level since 2011 – according to figures released by the DfT.

Total reported casualties in 2016 were 181,384, about 3 per cent lower than 2015 and the lowest level on record. 

The number of people seriously injured was 24,101, up 9 per cent on the previous year. But the DfT says comparisons of serious injury data with previous years should be treated with caution because of a...

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