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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