Scottish road casualties up 10% year-on-year

New figures show there were 5,621 road casualties reported across Scotland in 2022, which is 506, or ten per cent higher than 2021, although down 51% compared to 2013. Analysts suggest the increase in casualties in 2022 may be linked to the higher levels of traffic seen in 2022 compared with 2021. The Department for […]

Road deaths increase by 9% in the last 12 months

The latest Department for Transport figures for road casualties have showed that 1,695 people were killed in crashes in 2022, up from 1,558 a year earlier. It showed that road deaths in Britain rose 9% last year, leading to calls for the Government to give the issue “the attention and resources it deserves”. Three out of four fatalities were […]

MSP presses for A9 dualling meeting

A Highlands and Islands Labour MSP has called again for a meeting with Scotland’s Transport Minister to press for urgent progress on the dualling of the A9. Reacting to eight deaths in three months on a 25-mile stretch of the road, the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald quotes Rhoda Grant as saying, “I continue to have […]

Scotland publishes road casualty statistics for 2021

Finalised statistics for 2021 confirm that the number of people killed or injured in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2021 remained broadly in line with 2020. The Reported Road Casualties publication, released today by Transport Scotland statisticians, provides finalised figures for the number of people injured or killed as a result of road accidents. […]

TRL awarded delivery contract for new look crash data programme

TRL has been awarded the delivery contract to implement the ‘Road Accident In-Depth Studies‘ (RAIDS) programme for the UK Department for Transport for the third consecutive time. The programme will collect data from road traffic collisions, focusing on the vehicles and people involved, and the collision scene. Changes to the UK vehicle parc, and the […]

Road deaths down a sixth in 2020

The number of people killed on Britain’s roads last year fell 16% compared to 2019, as lockdown restrictions and consequently fewer journeys meant all types of road crashes were down. However the number of cyclists killed rose from 100 in 2019 to 140 last year. Official figures show that overall there were 1,472 road fatalities […]

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