Road Casualty Reduction Figures
Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2017, the latest year for which official statistics are available, continue to track the long-term downward trend towards the Framework Targets. The charts show an “indicative line” representing a constant annual percentage decrease that would result in meeting the 2020 targets. This is an accepted way to represent progress towards a target; however, it should not be assumed that the trend will match these lines exactly.
Reported casualties killed
In 2017, there were 146 (50%) fewer road deaths than the 2004-2008 average of 292; the reduction rate indicates Scotland is on track to meet the 2020 target.
Reported seriously injured casualties
In 2017, there were 1,016 (39%) fewer seriously injured casualties than the 2004-2008 average of 2,605. The number of people seriously injured falls short of the 2020 target but continues a general downward trend.
Reported children killed
2 children were reported as killed in 2017, an average of 6 a year in the 2015-2017 period. There were 9 (60%) fewer deaths compared to the 2004-2008 average of 15. The level of reduction exceeds the 2015 milestone.
Reported child seriously injured casualties
In 2017, there were 173 (53%) fewer child seriously injured casualties than the 2004-2008 average of 325. The number of children seriously injured exceeded the 2015 milestone and continues a general downward trend.