UK Casualty Figures echo those elsewhere
The recent trends in reported road casualties in UK as in most developed economies have been impacted by restrictions implemented from March 2020 onwards following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The provisional casualty estimates up to June 2020 show that:
• There were an estimated 1,580 road deaths in the year ending June 2020 which includes three months of the national lockdown. This is a decrease of 14% compared to the previous year. This change is statistically signifcant at the 95% confdence level.
• There were 131,220 casualties of all severities in the year ending June 2020, down by 16% from the previous year. This change is statistically signifcant.
• The overall casualty rate per vehicle mile decreased by 2% over the same period. The reduction in casualties is broadly in line with the reduction in trafc which decreased by 14% over this period.