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Reported Road Casualties 2011

Reported road accident and casualty statistics have been released by Transport Scotland’s Statistician.

The statistics show that there were:

  • 186 deaths on Scotland's roads in 2011 - 11% fewer than in 2010 (208), 47% fewer than 2001 (348) and the lowest figure since records began;
  • 1,875 reported seriously injured in 2011 - 5% fewer than in 2010 (1,968), 45% fewer than 2001 (3,410) and the lowest number since records began;
  • 12,770 reported casualties in total in 2011 - 4% fewer than in 2010 (13,338) and a 36% reduction on 2001 (19,911);
  • 1,315 child casualties, 5% fewer than in 2010 (1,378) and 55% fewer than 2001 (2,923); and
  • seven child fatalities in 2011, three more than 2010 and an average of five over the last three years.

With regards to road accidents, there were:

  • 9,974 reported injury accidents in 2011 - 3% fewer than in 2010 and the lowest number since accident records began in 1966;
  • 176 fatal accidents - 7% fewer than in 2010 (note that a fatal accident may involve more than one fatality).
  • Since 2001, reported injury road accidents have fallen by 32% whilst road traffic volume increased by 8%.

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