2 February 2017
There were 1,810 road deaths in the year ending September 2016, this is not
statistically different from the year ending September 2015.
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Road deaths: GB, rolling years ending September, 2008-2016
A total of 25,160 people were killed or seriously injured (KSI casualties) in the year ending September 2016,
up by 6 per cent from the previous year.
•There were 182,560 casualties of all severities in the year ending September 2016, down by 4 per cent from the previous year.
•Motor traffic levels rose by 1.4 per cent compared with the year ending September 2015.
•The overall casualty rate per vehicle mile decreased by 5 per centover the same period.
What we can conclude:
There has been a statistically significant increase in the number of people killed or
seriously injured in road traffic accidents between the years ending September 2015 and 2016. This indicates that there are a number
of factors that have combined together to worsen some aspects of safety on Britain’s roads. However, there is some uncertainty in
this owing to methodological changes. See page 10.
What we cannot conclude:
Although the number of people killed in road traffic accidents has increased between years, this change is small enough
that it can be explained by the natural variation in deaths over time. Therefore there is not yet enough evidence
to say that the number of fatalities is changing between years.
The figures in this publication are estimates and are subject to revision in future releases.
See the uncertainty section