Casualties in West of Scotland fall to all time low

12.58 | 19 May 2011 |

Road casualties across the West of Scotland have reached an all time low, according to figures released by Road Safety West of Scotland and Strathclyde Police.

In the 10-year period 2000-2010, the number of people killed or seriously injured fell by 63% compared to the UK Government target of 40%; child fatalities and serious injuries were reduced by 78% compared to a target of 50%; and minor injuries dropped by 50% compared to a target of 10%.

Bailie Garald Leonard, chair of Road Safety West Scotland, said: “Group members are naturally immensely proud of all that has been achieved over recent years, but we remain acutely aware of the hard work that lies ahead with tough new casualty reduction targets recently announced by the Scottish Government for 2020.

“As we get ready to meet the challenges posed by the new 2020 targets, we take inspiration from the World Health Organisation’s Decade of Action for Road Safety which aims to save five million lives worldwide over the coming decade – an ambitious aim which the Group and its partners wholeheartedly endorse and support with a shared determination.”

Click here to visit the Road Safety West of Scotland website, or for more information click here or contact Craig Borthwick on 07595 821 040.


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