Road Safety Performance Overview


This report provides an overview of National Highways' performance to 2019, drawing on data for casualty numbers, rates and perceptions of safety.


It suggests that significant progress has been made in reducing the number of casualties on the strategic road network (SRN), while acknowledging that much work is to be done to do to reach the goal of no one being killed or seriously injured on our roads.


The rate of reduction in casualties across all road types has slowed in recent years not just in the UK, but also across Europe. Falling numbers require us to renew our focus on the areas where we can affect the most benefit.


As the report shows approximately 60% of KSIs (killed or seriously injured) occur on A-roads where the biggest opportunities exist for reducing the number of overall casualties on the SRN, particularly with an emphasis on key groups such as car users and motorcyclists.


The full report is available here.


Highways England August 2021

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