The Government publishes annual road accident statistics some nine months in arrears of each given year and the 2020 figures were released on 30 September 2021.

General media reporting tends to focus on the headline figures, from which many conclusions may be drawn that do not necessarily stand up to an analysis of the many detailed tables included in the report.

Deeper investigation of this information is therefore useful to road transport operators, as it can indicate the most effective areas to concentrate on when monitoring or training drivers in order to improve road safety. Here we look in more detail at the road accident statistics for 2020.

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