Transport Scotland’s Statisticians today published Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2011. This bulletin presents provisional statistics of road injury accidents and casualties reported to the police. The full publication is available from: http://tinyurl.com/c9czhg2
2011 provisional figures show there were 12,763 reported road casualties, (575 or 4 per cent fewer than 2010), the lowest figure recorded. Of which there were:
These figures take no account of changes in modal choice so changes could be because more or less people are travelling by a particular mode. The winter weather in December 2010 and mild winter in 2011 will also have had an impact.
Age & Gender
Road Safety Framework Targets
There are currently 5 national targets for casualty reductions by 2020 – these figures show a reduction compared to the baseline for each:
More detailed analyses of the final 2011 figures will appear later in the publication Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2011 due in October.
This bulletin presents provisional statistics of injury road accidents (i.e. road accidents in which one or more people were killed or injured) in Scotland in 2011. Final figures will be published in Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2011 in October and will include extensive analyses of the numbers of accidents, vehicles and casualties.
The Scottish Road Safety Framework was launched in June 2009. This outlined Scottish specific targets which were to be adopted after the 2010 GB targets. This can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/10/01090036/0. Progress towards the 2020 casualty reduction targets is shown in section 8 of the bulletin. Each reduction target is assessed against the 2004/08 average. These targets are:
The first target is also part of the Scottish Government National Performance Framework, National Indicator 32 to reduce deaths on Scotland’s roads.
Further information on Transport and Travel statistics within Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/analysis/statistics
National Statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of National Statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About