Road deaths decreased by 2% to 1,700 in the year ending June 2015, compared with the year ending June 2014

15-11-18-licence-bureauIn reported road traffic accidents for the year ending June 2015:

  • road deaths decreased by 2% compared to the year ending June 2014, to 1,700
  • there were 22,830 killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties, a 7% decrease compared with the previous year
  • there were 180,500 reported road casualties of all severities, 7% lower than the year ending June 2014
  • motor traffic levels rose by 2.3% compared with the 12 month period ending June 2014. The overall casualty rate per vehicle mile decreased by 9% for the same period.

Between April and June 2015:

  • there were 400 road deaths, a 7% decrease from the same quarter in 2014
  • KSI casualties decreased by 11% with slightly injured casualties and overall total casualties both falling by 12% compared with the same quarter in 2014.

The quarterly provisional estimates provides in-year statistics of personal injury road accidents and their casualties. These are published to allow emerging trends to be monitored between the publications of annual figures.

Information sourced from www.gov.uk/government/statistics/