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Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2010, 25/10/11 [S]

The Scottish Government has published reported road accident and casualty statistics from Transport Scotland's Statistician.

Among the main findings are:

  • 208 deaths on Scotland's roads in 2010 - 4 per cent fewer than in 2009 (216), 36 per cent fewer than 2000 (326) and the lowest figure since records began
  • 1,376 child casualties, 97 (7 per cent) fewer than in 2009 (1,473), 54 per cent fewer than 2000 (3,000)
  • Four child fatalities in 2010, 1 less than 2009
  • Young car drivers (aged 17-25) were involved in 25 per cent of both reported car accidents and fatal car accidents
  • Young male car drivers (aged 17-25) were more likely to be involved in road accidents - in 2010 their accident rate was one and a half times the accident rate of car drivers of all ages
  • Scotland (five per million population aged under 15) has the second lowest rate of child fatalities (of 32 countries for which figures are available); 2009 is the latest year available
For full details see Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2010 which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2010
News release