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07/10/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2024 02:35

Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional results: 2023

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Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional results: 2023

Personal injury collision statistics on public roads in Great Britain for 2023.

From:Department for TransportPublished30 May 2024Last updated 10 July 2024 - See all updates
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Reported road casualties for 2023 showed signs of a continued return to pre-pandemic trends whilst still being higher than in the years 2020 and 2021 where casualty numbers were low, largely as a result of periods of lockdown leading to a reduction in road traffic.

In reported road collisions in Great Britain in 2023, there were an estimated:

  • 1,645 fatalities, a decline of 4% compared to 2022

  • 29,643 killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties, little change compared to 2022

  • 132,063 casualties of all severities, a decline of 3% compared to 2022

Alongside this publication we have also published a factsheet on e-scooter casualties, a publication on observed driver seatbelt and mobile phone use and an initial analysis to assess the potential impact of the forthcoming change from contributory factors to the new road safety factors.

Proposed changes to road casualty statistics

We are proposing to make a number of changes to the published road casualty statistics, from the publication of final 2023 figures in September 2024. The attachment above presents a summary of the proposed changes and any user feedback can be provided via our short survey or via the contact details below.

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Published 30 May 2024
Last updated 10 July 2024 + show all updates
  1. 10 July 2024

    Summary of forthcoming changes and request for feedback added.

  2. 30 May 2024

    First published.

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