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DfT publishes final casualty statistics for 2018

Final casualty statistics for 2018 are in line with the provisional figures published earlier in the year – showing continued stagnation when it comes to reducing road deaths.

The DfT’s annual casualty statistics, published on 26 September, show 1,784 people were killed on roads in Great Britain last year – down 1% from the 1,793 reported in 2017.

However, the 2018 figure is similar to those recorded since 2012 – when there were 1,754 road deaths.

The DfT stats also show there were 25,511 serious injuries in 2018 – up by 3% from 2017 (24,831). However, the DfT points out that this figure is not comparable to earlier years due to changes in casualty reporting methods, introduced in 2016.

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