Independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has responded to the Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2015 statistics published today by Transport Scotland.
The 2015 provisional figures show there were 10,950 reported road casualties – 357 or 3% fewer than 2014 – the lowest figure recorded – of which there were 162 fatalities: 41 (or 20%) fewer than 2014; 1,597 people seriously injured: 107 (or 6%) fewer than 2014; and 9,191 people slightly injured: 209 (or 2%) fewer than 2014.
Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart director of policy and research said: “It’s good news that the long term downward trends in deaths and serious injuries on Scotland’s roads continue but the figures are still far too high.
“With over three deaths a week it is essential that the Scottish government continues its successful partnership approach to road safety in which IAM RoadSmart plays an important part.
“Joint working and clear targets are clearly having a positive impact. Continued investment in better roads, plus recent suggestions that Scotland might finally introduce speed awareness courses and drug-driving laws mean the country is well placed to make further gains.”