There were 1,784 confirmed road casualties on Britain’s roads in 2018. That is just 1% fewer than 2017 as figures remain consistent for a seventh year. Biggest rise in deaths was on motorways as concerns grow over ‘smart’ routes.
Highways England claimed ‘they are as safe as our wider motorway network’. Number of drivers over 60 killed also grew – DfT said this was due to more being on the road than in past years.