Scotland’s roads are safest in UK

12.05 | 12 March 2012 | | 1 comment

Data compiled by the specialist road safety solicitors ‘Pannone LLP’ reveals that the five safest regions in the UK are all in Scotland.

Using data provided by DfT, Pannone compiled figures showing that in 2011 the five police regions with the lowest number of road traffic accidents were Dumfries & Galloway (455), Central (679), Fife (725), Northern (830), and Tayside (967).

Pannone used data from 50 police forces to identify the safest and most dangerous parts of the UK with regard to travel by road. The data also revealed that pedestrian, motorcycle and car user casualties fell by 2%, 8% and 7% respectively, from the year ending June 2010. However, the number of cycle casualties rose by 6% for the same period.

Carol Jackson, serious injury partner at the Manchester based law firm, said: “It’s great to see that the overall trend nationally is of fewer road traffic accidents, especially the number the number involving children falling by 61% in an 11-year period.

“Drink driving accounts for 17% of all road traffic accident fatalities. Whilst this number is decreasing it shows there is still to be work to be done in this area.”

Click here to read the full ‘PRWeb’ report.


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    This story wrongly refers to casualty numbers as accident numbers. Rather than showing which is the safest Police Force Area, it just compares how many accidents there are in the different areas, which have huge differences in amounts of traffic, lengths of road, and population levels.

    David Sharp, Midlothian
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