Road Safety

Key Indicators

Reported road casualties

In 2016, 25,893 people were either killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads, a 19% decrease compared with 2006 but a 10% increase since the lowest recorded figures in 2013. 

Reported road casualties by mode

Between 2013 and 2017, the number of people either killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads has increased across all modes, except for bus and coach where it has declined.

Reported road casualties by City Region

Generally, there has been an increase in the number of people either killed or seriously injured since 2013. London has seen a significant increase between 2016 and 2017, likely due to the introduction of self-reporting of incidents by the Metropolitan Police.


KSIs by mode per billion miles travelled

The number of people killed or seriously injured has decreased per billion miles travelled over time. However there has been a slight increase for cyclists and motorcyclists - in both cases the number of killed has decreased but there has been an increase in the number seriously injured.