National Highways publishes road safety review

National Highways has published its latest casualty figures for the Strategic Road Network covering the year 2020.

The figures show that in 2020, the number of those killed or seriously injured onthe SRN fell notably following fluctuations since 2012.

This can in part be attributed to lower traffic flows during Covid lockdowns.

This pattern has also been reflected on the rest of the road network in England.

The number of fatalities in 2020 was 138, three fifths lower than the 2005-2009 baseline. However, since 2012 the overall trend in fatalities 138 fatalities on the SRN in 2020 has been fairly flat, ranging between 210 and 250 per year, until the drop in 2020 which at least in part is influenced by covid restrictions.

Apart from the difference in reporting for the most recent years and covid influence in 2020, there are wider factors affecting the casualty numbers on the SRN.

Read the full report here.

(Picture – National Highways)


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