# 8. Progress towards the casualty reduction targets for 2020 (Tables 5-9)

### 8. Progress towards the casualty reduction targets for 2020 (Tables 5-9)

8.1 The following section provides information on the progress made towards each of the casualty reduction targets set out in Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020 (see section 11.5 for more information about the Framework).

8.2 Progress is assessed towards a milestone in 2015 and the final target by means of an indicative trend based on a constant annual percentage reduction (see section 11.6 for more information). Detailed tables for each of the targets, including a breakdown by mode and historic data are included in *Tables 5 to 9*.

*Target: 40% reduction in those killed by 2020*

8.3 There were 162 people killed in 2015, a **44% **reduction since the 2004-08 baseline average. The decrease seen to 2015 is greater than that required to achieve the 2015 milestone reduction (30%). *Figure 4* shows that the total number of fatalities in 2015 was below the indicative line required to achieve both the milestone and target **[Table 5]**.

**Figure 4: Progress to casualty reduction target: Casualties killed**

*Target: 55% reduction in those seriously injured by 2020*

8.4 There were 1,597 serious injuries in 2015, a **39%** reduction since the 2004-08 baseline level. The decrease seen to 2015 has not yet surpassed the framework milestone for 2015 (a reduction of 43% from 2004-08) **[Table 6]**.

**Figure 5: Progress to casualty reduction target: Seriously injured casualties**

*Target: 50% reduction in children killed by 2020*

8.5 Due to small numbers and year-to-year fluctuations this target is measured using a three year average. An average of 7 children a year were killed in the 2013-2015 period, a **55%** reduction since the 2004-2008 baseline. The current reduction seen to 2015 is greater than that required by both the 2015 milestone (a 35% reduction) and the 2020 target **[Table 7]**.

**Figure 6: Progress to casualty reduction target: Children killed**

*Target: 65% reduction in children seriously injured by 2020*

8.6 140 children recorded as seriously injured in 2015, a **57% **reduction since the 2004-08 baseline. The decrease to 2015 is greater than that required to achieve the 2015 milestone reduction (50%) **[Table 8]**.

**Figure 7: Progress to casualty reduction target: Children seriously injured**

*Target: 10% reduction in slight casualties by 2020 (per 100 million vehicle kilometres)*

8.7 *Table 9* shows that the 2015 slight casualty rate was 20.26 casualties per 100 million vehicle kilometres. This was a **38%** reduction since the 2004-08 baseline and is therefore greater than the reduction required to achieve the 2020 target **[Table 9]**.

* A percentage change is not shown if the denominator is 50 or fewer.

1. Light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles.

2. Taxis, minibuses and other modes of transport.

* A percentage change is not shown if the denominator is 50 or fewer.

1. Light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles.

2. Taxis, minibuses and other modes of transport.

1. Light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles.

2. Taxis, minibuses and other modes of transport.

3. All averages rounded to whole percentages.

* A percentage change is not shown if the denominator is 50 or fewer.

1. Light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles.

2. Taxis, minibuses and other modes of transport.

1. Light goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles.

2. Taxis, minibuses and other modes of transport.