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Figures Reveal Rise in Scottish Road Fatalities

Transport Scotland has published the final road casualty figures for 2016, which confirm that 191 people lost their lives in Scotland during that year, a rise of 14% compared to the previous year.

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Road Fatality Numbers Increased in 2016

Transport Scotland has recently published figures giving an insight into the number of deaths and injuries that occurred on Scotland’s roads during 2016.

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Mobile phones are a Fatal Distraction

Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has described using a hand-held mobile phone while in control of a vehicle as a fatal distraction.

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Calls for Action Following Rise in Road Casualties

The most recent road casualty figures from the Department for Transport have revealed a rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured, which has prompted road safety charity Brake to call for more preventative action by Government.

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Reducing Drink-Related Road Traffic Accidents this Christmas

The issue of drink driving is very much under the spotlight at this time of year, with the police, Government and various road safety organisations all launching their festive anti-drink driving campaigns in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries and deaths occurring on the roads.

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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.

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Ruling on Appropriate Legal System to Assess Damages

The Supreme Court has recently been called upon to decide which country’s laws should be followed when determining the appropriate level of compensation to be awarded where a British citizen is injured in an accident abroad.

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Calls for More Action to Hit Road Safety Goals

The UK Government is due to release detailed road casualty figures for 2014. According to the RAC Foundation, these are expected to show that last year in Great Britain 1,775 people died on the roads (a 4% increase on the year before).  A further 22,807 were seriously injured (a 5% annual increase).

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Drink Driving Still a Major Cause of Road Casualties

Britain is still failing to adequately tackle its drink driving problem, leading to too many deaths and serious injuries on the roads, road safety charity Brake has warned.

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Government Challenged to Work towards Zero Road Deaths

Road safety charity Brake has recently set out its vision for a future free of the needless trauma of road death and injury.

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Road Safety across the UK

There is a dramatic difference in the progress made in cutting death and injury on the roads across the UK over the past five years. While the general trend has been downwards this has masked big national and regional variations, the RAC Foundation has claimed.

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Technology Creates Dangerous Distractions for Drivers

Car manufacturers are building high-tech distractions into their new vehicles and have made interiors so comfortable that they are at risk of being turned into living rooms, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has warned.

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Charity Appeals to Drivers to Stay Sober

Brake, the road safety charity, has called on drivers to stay sober if driving over the Christmas period to prevent devastating casualties.

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Calls for Employers to do More to Reduce Road Casualties

Employers are being urged by road safety charity Brake to play their part in reducing the number of devastating casualties among pedestrians and cyclists.

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Driving test is failing young drivers

As many as 30% of young drivers (aged 18-25) admit to breaking the law during their first few years on the road, according to a poll by Vision Critical and road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

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