DfT publishes final statistics on road collisions and casualties for Great Britain in 2021

In 2021 there were an estimated 1,558 reported road deaths, a decrease of 11% from pre-pandemic levels (2019).

This is according to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) final statistics on road collisions ad casualties for Great Britain in 2021.

Overall, casualties have broadly followed trends in traffic in recent years, according to the statistics.

These statistics also showed that in 2021 there were:

  • *an estimated 27,450 killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties, 11% below the 2019 level
  • *an estimated 128,209 casualties of all severities, 16% below the 2019 level

Alongside this publication the DfT has separately published further analysis including:a series of factsh eets on vulnerable road users, including e-scooterspedestrianspedal cyclists and motorcyclists and on road user risk and initial analysis on the type of injury sustained, for police forces where this information is available

The DfT also published changes to road casualty statistics following user feedback. This includes changes to the accompanying data tables to meet accessibility requirements. A mapping from the previous tables can be found in the table index.

The next reported road casualty statistics, for the year to end June 2022, are scheduled for publication in November.


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