# 1. Main Points

Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2015

### 1. **Main Points**

1.1 There were a total of **10,950** road casualties reported in 2015 this is 357 or 3% fewer than 2014 and the lowest number of casualties since records began in 1950. Of which there were:

**162****fatalities**: 41 (or 20%) less than 2014 - This updates National Indicator 32: “Reduce deaths on Scotland’s roads.”**1,597****seriously**injured: 107 (or 6%) less than 2014**9,191****slightly**injured**:**209 (or 2%) fewer than 2014**[Table 2].**

1.2 By mode, in 2015 there were:

- 6,701
**car**users injured (84, 1% less than 2014); including 72 fatalities (22 less than 2014) - 1,688
**pedestrian**casualties (66, 4% less than 2014); including 41 fatalities (18 less than 2014) - 734
**motorcycle**casualties (94, 11% less than 2014); including 27 fatalities (3 less than 2014) - 794
**pedal cycle**casualties (11% less than 2014); including 5 fatalities (3 fewer than 2014) - 332
**bus**and**coach**user casualties (41, 27% more than 2014)**[Table 3]**.

These figures take no account of changes in modal choice so changes could be because more or fewer people are travelling by a particular mode.

1.3 In 2015 there were 974 **child** casualties reported, 59 (6%) fewer than in 2014. This included **5 **fatalities, 2 fewer than last year **[Table 4]**.** **Conclusions on trend cannot be made from a single year’s data as the numbers are small and fluctuate from year to year. Trends using a three year average are included in table 7.

1.4 In 2015 **male** fatalities fell by 27, 18% (to 123). **Female** fatalities fell by 14, 26% (to 39). Fifteen per cent (1,686) of all casualties were aged 16–22, a fall of 10% on 2014, of which 950 were male and 736 were female. Casualties aged under 5 fell by 10%, from 162 to 146 between 2014 and 2015 **[Table 12]**.

1.5 Scotland’s road safety framework to 2020 contains 5 **national targets** **for casualty reductions by 2020** – a reduction compared to the 2004-2008 baseline has been achieved in each case:

- 162 people were
**killed**in 2015, a reduction of**44%**since the baseline (2020 target: 40% reduction)**[Table 5]** - 1,597 people were
**seriously injured**in 2015, a reduction of**39%**since the baseline (2020 target: 55% reduction)**[Table 6]** - On average, there were 7
**children killed**each year between 2013 and 2015: a reduction of**55%**since the baseline (2020 target: 50% reduction)**[Table 7]** - There were 140
**children seriously injured**in 2015: a reduction of**57%**since the baseline (2020 target: 65% reduction)**[Table 8]** - the 2015
**slight casualty rate**was 20.26 casualties per 100 million vehicle kilometres, a reduction of**38%**since the baseline (2020 target: 10% reduction)**[Table 9]**.