Statistics Reveal Fall in Road Accident Casualties

The latest statistics from Transport Scotland have confirmed that one hundred and sixty-eight people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2015, which is a reduction of 17% compared to 2014.

The statistics are based on the number of road casualties reported to the police in Scotland in 2015.  The figures show the total number of casualties fell by 3% between 2014 and 2015 from 11,307 to 10,968, the lowest number since records began. As well as the decrease in fatalities between 2014 and 2015, the number of people seriously injured also decreased by 6% to 1,596.

There were three fewer pedal cyclists killed than in 2014 and 15 less pedestrian fatalities. There were also three less motorcyclists killed and nineteen less car user fatalities.

2015 saw a 7% reduction in car users seriously injured, motorcyclist seriously injured decreased by 21% and there was also a slight reduction in pedestrians seriously injured; however, there was a 3% increase in pedal cyclists seriously injured and bus casualties seriously injured increased from 28 to 49 between 2014 and 2015.

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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