SERP releases provisional 2020 collision figures
The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has released provisional collision figures for 2020.
Official figures will be confirmed later this year when The Department for Transport (DfT) has completed their verification process. This data can be explored using the Power BI tool, found here: https://saferessexroads.org/collision-data/.
Data Analyst, Will Cubbin, said: “The data gives us a good indication of our progress towards zero. To get to zero by 2040, the current number of deaths and serious injuries needs to halve by 2030.
“This will involve many changes and will require the commitment of all communities and organisations, as well as each individual road user.
“The 2020 data shows us how the COVID restrictions resulted in much lower traffic flows for extended periods during the year, but higher traffic speeds. The lower flows have resulted in fewer collisions overall, but the higher speeds explain the increase in deaths and the continued high number of severe injuries.
“Seven hundred and twenty-two people were killed or seriously injured on the roads of Essex during 2020, which is a 17% reduction on the official figure for 2019. Sadly, this includes 47 people who lost their lives while using the roads, five more people than in 2019 and almost the same as in 2017 and 2018.”
Below are the official comparative figures for the last few years.
11 June 2021