Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2015

Appendix F Frequency of use of values of most STATS 19 variables: 2015

This annex lists most of the "Stats 19" variables, showing the values which were used in the returns for the latest year and the number of times each was used. Variables such as "grid co-ordinates" and "road number" are not listed, because they have many possible values.

Reported attendant circumstances variables
Police Force Speed Limit Road Type
Northern 449 20 180 Roundabout 442
Grampian 657 30 4,740 One way street 179
Tayside 475 40 479 Dual carriageway 1,380
Fife 428 50 294 Single carriageway 6,323
Lothian & Borders 2,084 60 2,200 Slip road 92
Central 508 70 581 Unknown 58
Strathclyde 3,597
Dumfries & Galloway 276 Junction Control Pedestrian Crossing - Physical Facilities
Not at or near junction 4,285 None within 50m 6,963
Month Authorised person 29 Zebra crossing 111
January 710 Automatic traffic signal 764 Pelican, puffin or similar 553
February 625 Stop sign 66 Pedestrian phase at lights 685
March 669 Give way or uncontrolled 3,326 Footbridge or subway 12
April 617 Unknown 4 Central refuge 149
May 734 Unknown 1
June 652 Weather Conditions
July 717 Fine 6,046 Junction Detail
August 811 Raining 1,358 Not at or within 20 metres 4,286
September 715 Snowing 121 Roundabout 621
October 717 Fine high winds 188 Mini Roundabout 67
November 769 Raining high winds 375 T or staggered junction 1,968
December 738 Snowing high winds 57 Slip Road 172
Fog mist 35 Crossroads 666
Severity of Accident Other 148 Junction >4 arms (not rd'bt) 95
Fatal 157 Unknown 146 Private drive 163
Serious 1,417 Other junction 436
Slight 6,900 First road class
Motorway 400
Local Authority A(m) 37 Road Surface Conditions
Aberdeen City 228 A 3,698 Dry 4,877
Aberdeenshire 347 B 1,170 Wet or damp 3,208
Angus 144 C 280 Snow 141
Argyll & Bute 227 Unclassified 2,889 Frost or ice 205
Clackmannanshire 62 Flood over 3cm deep 40
Dumfries & Galloway 276 Second road class
Dundee City 131 No second road class 4,389 Special Conditions at site
East Ayrshire 205 Motorway 68 None 8,211
East Dunbartonshire 96 A(m) 5 Automatic traffic signal out 25
East Lothian 158 A 610 Automat traffic sig part defective 10
East Renfrewshire 94 B 339 Road sign defective or obscured 18
Edinburgh, City of 1,111 C 138 Roadworks 107
Eilean Siar 32 Unclassified 2,925 Road surface defective 23
Falkirk 249 Oil or diesel 52
Fife 428 Light Conditions Mud 28
Glasgow City 1,200 Daylight 6,221
Highland 380 Dknss:lights present lit 1,460 Carriageway hazards
Inverclyde 109 Dknss:lights present unlit 58 None 8,273
Midlothian 190 Dknss: no lights 684 Veh load in cgwy 14
Moray 82 Dknss: lights unknown 51 Other object in cgwy 95
North Ayrshire 191 Involved prev accdnt 17
North Lanarkshire 448 Pedestrian Crossing - Human Control Ped in cgwy not inj 21
Orkney Islands 12 None within 50 metres 8,360 Animal in cgwy-not horse 54
Perth & Kinross 200 School crossing patrol 38
Renfrewshire 258 Other authorised person 74 Did a police officer attend?
Scottish Borders 222 Unknown 2 Yes 7,141
Shetland Islands 25 No-accident reported over counter 1,322
South Ayrshire 193
South Lanarkshire 458 Contributory Factors
Stirling 197 Please see the section on the
West Dunbartonshire 118 Contributory Factors
West Lothian 403

Reported vehicle variables

Police Force Manoeuvres Hit object off carriageway
Northern 715 Reversing 203 Unknown 17
Grampian 1,112 Parked 559 None 13,390
Tayside 779 Wtg go ahd held up 860 Road sign traffic signal 147
Fife 750 Slowing/stopping 1,051 Lamp post 124
Lothian & Borders 3,619 Moving off 674 Telegraph pole electricity pole 50
Central 921 U turn 133 Tree 208
Strathclyde 6,306 Turning left 425 Bus stop bus shelter 16
Dumfries & Galloway 465 Wtg turn left 82 Central crash barrier 101
Turning right 1,148 Nearside or offside crash barrier 134
Month Wtg turn right 242 Entered ditch 207
January 1,199 Changing lang left 113 Other permanent object 223
February 1,039 Changing lane rght 106 Wall or fence 624
March 1,163 Overtkg mvg veh offs 269
April 1,080 Overtkg sty veh offs 141 First point of impact
May 1,282 Overtkg nrsde 90 Unknown 2
June 1,138 Ahead lh bend 778 None 796
July 1,277 Ahead rh bend 811 Front 7,479
August 1,404 Ahead other 6,974 Back 2,574
September 1,268 Unknown 8 Offside 1,960
October 1,276 Nrside 1,856
November 1,288 Junction location of vehicle
December 1,253 Unknown 4 Towing and Articulation
Not at or within 20 metres 7,105 No towing or articulation 14,403
Breath test Approach junction or wait/park approach 3,655 Articulated vehicle 141
Not applicable 170 Cleared junction or wait/park at exit 753 Double or multiple trailer 27
Positive 193 Leaving roundabout 262 Caravan 4
Negative 7,779 Entering roundabout 407 Single trailer 78
Not requested 3,873 Leaving main road 169 Other tow 13
Refused to provide 37 Entering main road 323 Unknown 1
Driver not contacted 1,938 Entering from slip rd 76
Not provided (medical) 674 Mid-junction on roundabout/main road 1,913 Hit and run
Unknown 3 Other 13,856
Skidding and overturning Hit run 601
Sex of driver None 12,567 Non-stop vehicle, not hit 202
Male 9,471 Skidding 1,258
Female 4,506 Skid overtd 438 Vehicle location at time of acc - Lane
Not traced 690 Jacknifed 10 Unknown 4
Jacknifed overturned 2 On main carriageway 14,277
Vehicle Reference Number Overturned 389 Tram light rail track 4
1 8,474 Unknown 3 Bus lane 80
2 5,108 Busway 9
3 786 Hit object in carriageway Cycle lane 36
4 200 Unknown 4 Cycleway 9
5 60 None 13,939 On lay-by hard shldr 69
6 15 Previous accident 13 Entering lay-by hard shldr 9
7 10 Road works 10 Leaving lay-by hard shldr 23
8 5 Parked vehicle 232 Footway 147
9 4 Bridge roof 2
10 2 Bridge side 24 Journey Purpose of driver/rider
11 1 Bollard refuge 41 Journey part of work 2,402
12 1 Open door vehicle 24 Commuting to/from work 2,005
13 1 Central island roundaboutt 24 Taking pupil to/from school 130
Kerb 235 Pupil riding to/from school 35
Type of Vehicle Other object 85 Other 5,384
Pedal cycle 825 Animal excluding ridden horse 33 Not known 4,700
Moped 59
Motorcycle to 125cc 197 Vehicle leaving carriageway Was vehicle left hand drive
Motorcycle over 125cc 161 Unknown 2 No 14,547
Motorcycle over 500cc 320 Did not leave c'way 12,234 Yes 104
Taxi 269 Left c'way nearside 1,248 Unknown 16
Car 10,930 Left c'way nearside rebound 153
Minibus (8-16 pass) 36 Left c'way ahead junction 98
Bus coach (17 or more pass) 389 Left c'way offside onto central reservation 61
Ridden horse 3 Left c'way offside onto central res & rebound 41
Agricultural vehicle 48 Left c'way offside and crossed central res 23
Tram light rail 4 Left c'way offside 730
Van/Goods to 3.5t mgw 888 Left c'way offside and rebounded 77
Goods 3.5t to 7.5t mgw 125
Goods 7.5t mgw and over 259
Mobility scooter 10
Other vehicle 109
Motorcycle unknown cc 19
Goods vehicle unknown wgt 14
Vehicle movement from/to Age of driver Age of driver
Unknown 7 Unknown 504 51 261
Parked 565 0 3 52 270
U turn frm n 30 2 1 53 223
N to ne 17 4 2 54 269
N to e 177 5 5 55 223
N to se 23 6 3 56 212
N to s 2,507 7 7 57 212
N to sw 42 8 6 58 183
N to w 327 9 8 59 175
N to nw 16 10 7 60 182
Ne to n 5 11 6 61 111
U turn frm ne 2 12 4 62 145
Ne to e 8 13 10 63 123
Ne to se 36 14 14 64 108
Ne to s 19 15 13 65 116
Ne to sw 315 16 32 66 97
Ne to w 18 17 146 67 108
Ne to nw 29 18 311 68 91
E to n 299 19 301 69 69
E to ne 16 20 317 70 71
U turn frm e 33 21 275 71 75
E to se 21 22 315 72 60
E to s 122 23 304 73 66
E to sw 27 24 326 74 45
E to w 2,461 25 342 75 49
E to nw 18 26 311 76 46
Se to n 26 27 305 77 50
Se to ne 44 28 384 78 51
Se to e 11 29 312 79 35
U turn frm se 3 30 530 80 48
Se to s 5 31 249 81 37
Se to sw 13 32 284 82 38
Se to w 14 33 247 83 29
Se to nw 366 34 227 84 24
S to n 2,370 35 338 85 28
S to ne 42 36 249 86 20
S to e 365 37 244 87 17
S to se 15 38 225 88 4
U turn frm s 32 39 232 89 8
S to sw 12 40 375 90 10
S to w 163 41 253 91 3
S to nw 38 42 248 92 4
Sw to n 12 43 249 93 1
Sw to ne 378 44 316
Sw to e 37 45 327
Sw to se 51 46 265
Sw to s 12 47 299
U turn frm sw 5 48 280
Sw to w 6 49 284
Sw to nw 16 50 375
W to n 145
W to ne 16
W to e 2,513
W to se 22
W to s 296
W to sw 8
U turn frm w 32
W to nw 7
Nw to n 1
Nw to ne 20
Nw to e 19
Nw to se 345
Nw to s 24
Nw to sw 30
Nw to w 8
U turn frm nw 4

Reported casualty variables

Police Force Pedestrian direction
Northern 594 Not pedestrian 9,274
Grampian 823 Pedestrian standing still 177
Tayside 560 Heading North 337
Fife 565 Heading North East 46
Lothian & Borders 2,668 Heading East 303
Central 683 Heading South East 30
Strathclyde 4,682 Heading South 319
Dumfries & Galloway 393 Heading South West 42
Heading West 284
Month Heading North West 31
January 897 Unknown 125
February 813
March 894 Casualty Class
April 820 Driver or rider 6,633
May 935 Passenger - vehicle/pillion 2,641
June 850 Pedestrian 1,694
July 957
August 1,045 Pedestrian location
September 916 Not pedestrian 9,270
October 929 In carriageway, crossing pedestrian crossing 234
November 964 In carriageway, crossing in zig zag crossing approach 9
December 948 In carriageway, crossing in zig zag crossing exit 6
In carriageway crossing elsewhere within 50 metres 181
Sex of casualty In carriageway crossing elsewhere 781
Unknown 10 Footway or verge 120
Male 6,175 On refuge, central island or central reservation 16
Female 4,783 Centre carriageway not refuge, central island or reservation 89
In carriageway not crossing 182
Road user Unknown other 75
Pedestrian 1,694
Pedal cycle 794 Pedestrian movement
Motor cycle 734 Not pedestrian 9,270
Car 6,712 Crossing driver nearside 618
Taxi 136 Crossing driver nearside mskd 142
Minibus 27 Crossing driver offside 415
Bus/Coach 332 Crossing driver offside masked 109
Light goods vehicle 354 In carriageway stationary not crossing 105
Heavy goods vehicle 116 In carriageway stationary not crossing masked 13
Other 69 Walking in carriageway facing traffic 24
Walking in carriageway back to traffic 50
Severity of casualty Unknown 217
Killed 168
Serious 1,596 Car passenger
Slight 9,204 Not car passenger 8,745
Front seat car passenger 1,520
Bus or coach passenger Rear seat car passenger 703
Not psv passenger 10,647
Boarding 20 Pedestrian road maintenance worker
Alighting 24 Not a pedestrian 9,290
Standing passenger 80 No 1,665
Seated passenger 196 Yes 7
Not known 6
Use of seatbelt
Not applicable 2,815 Cycle helmet worn
Worn independently confirm 1,010 Not cyclist 7,936
Worn not independently confirm 2,298 Yes 420
Not worn 118 No 178
Unknown 4,727 Not known 2,434
Age of casualty Age of casualty Casualty Reference Number
Unknown 9 51 171 1 8,474
0 12 52 157 2 1,675
1 27 53 157 3 491
2 23 54 167 4 161
3 34 55 132 5 69
4 46 56 137 6 29
5 57 57 150 7 15
6 45 58 123 8 9
7 77 59 113 9 6
8 71 60 107 10 5
9 74 61 67 11 3
10 82 62 92 12 3
11 70 63 91 13 2
12 98 64 74 14 2
13 83 65 87 15 2
14 100 66 78 16 2
15 73 67 87 17 1
16 120 68 77 18 1
17 207 69 71 19 1
18 304 70 64 20 1
19 296 71 58 21 1
20 266 72 59 22 1
21 247 73 53 23 1
22 254 74 40 24 1
23 247 75 49 25 1
24 255 76 48 26 1
25 245 77 49 27 1
26 234 78 56 28 1
27 210 79 49 29 1
28 244 80 52 30 1
29 211 81 32 31 1
30 230 82 39 32 1
31 162 83 31 33 1
32 190 84 33 34 1
33 166 85 32 35 1
34 163 86 21 36 1
35 175 87 18
36 178 88 12
37 160 89 18
38 137 90 11 Vehicle Reference Number
39 166 91 7 1 6,265
40 167 92 6 2 4,315
41 177 93 1 3 296
42 159 94 1 4 58
43 149 95 2 5 24
44 206 98 4 6 1
45 180 7 4
46 153 8 1
47 201 10 1
48 169 12 1
49 185 13 1
50 191