Reported Road Casualties Great Britain, 2016
The Department for Transport has published Reported Road Casualties Great Britain, 2016.
- There were 24.101 people seriously injured in reported road traffic accidents in 2016. However, comparisons of this figure with earlier years should be interpreted with caution due to changes in systems for severity reporting by some police forces.
- There was a total of 181,384 casualties of all severities in 2016. This is around 3 per cent lower than in 2015 and is the lowest level on record
- Motor traffic levels increased by 2.2 percent between 2015 and 2016.
Police Recorded Road Casualties, 2016
The Welsh Government has released the Annual Report into Police Recorded Road Accidents in 2016. It includes information on severity of injury and type of road user.
In 2016 there were 4,921 road accidents involving personal injury recorded by the police, a reduction of 622 on 2015 (11% reduction).
These recorded accidents resulted in 6,853 casualties, which was 829 fewer than in 2015.
Within the 6,853 casualties:
- 103 people were killed on Welsh Roads, which was 2 fewer than in 2015
- 1,005 people were seriously injured, which was 76 fewer (7 per cent fewer) than in 2015
- 5,745 people were slightly injured, which was 751 fewer (12 per cent fewer) than 2015.