Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2015

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A National Statistics publication for Scotland

ISBN 978 1 909948 86 0
ISSN 1351 3869

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List of tables in the Statistical Tables Section


1. Infographic
2. Summary tables

1. Trends in the reported numbers of accidents and casualties
2. Reported Accidents
3. Reported Casualties
4. Motorists, breath testing and drink-driving
5. Comparisons of Scottish figures against those of other countries

1. Casualty reduction targets: Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2020
2. Contributory factors

Statistical Tables

Reported Injury Accidents
Accident costs
Vehicles involved
Drivers and riders
Drink-drive accidents and casualties

Reported Casualties
Reported Child/Adult Casualties
Casualty Rates
Reported Casualties by severity, road type, geographical area
Killed and Serious casualties
Other reported casualties

Appendix A Calendar of events affecting road traffic

Appendix B The collection of road accident statistics, and examples of forms that could be used to collect the data

Appendix C Consultation with users and providers of road accident statistics, and reviews of the Stats 19 specification of the statistical publications

Appendix D Definitions used in road accident statistics, and some other points to note

Appendix E Local Government reorganisation and the Trunk Road Network

Appendix F Frequency of use of values of most STATS 19 variables

Appendix G The calculation of the likely range of random year-to-year variation in road accident and casualty numbers for Scotland as a whole

Appendix H Illustrating the likely ranges of random year-to-year variation in casualty rates for local authority roads for each local authority area

Appendix I Scottish Parliamentary Questions: September 2014 to August 2015


Errors in the previous edition

Publications by other administrations/Transport Statistics Users' Group

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Brief extracts from this publication may be reproduced provided Reported Road Casualties Scotland is fully acknowledged as the source. Proposals for larger extracts should be addressed to the enquiries address below.


Symbols used: the following are used throughout:

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Rounding: in some tables, where figures have been rounded independently, the sum of constituent items may not appear to agree exactly with the total shown.


Enquiries of a routine nature, or on the availability of the next edition of the publication, can be made to the Transport Statistics branch, by contacting:

Mr Andrew Knight or Mr Charlie Lewis
Transport Statistics branchTransport Scotland
Victoria Quay
Telephone: 0131-244 7256 or 7255

Fax: 0131-244 7281

Major enquiries or suggestions for improvement to the publication should be addressed to the transport statistician – Richard Morrison - at the address above.

Readers may request further analyses of the road accident statistics held in the Scottish Government Transport Statistics branch database, but three points should be noted:

1. The Transport Statistics branch does not answer requests for local information: these should be addressed to Police Scotland or the appropriate Council.

2. The amount of information that can be provided in response to requests may be limited, depending upon the resources that are available to carry out the work, and on any restrictions that may be necessary to maintain the confidentiality of the data.

3. A charge may be made, depending upon the amount of staff time required to answer a request.

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Published Date 19 Oct 2016 Type Mode of transport