Scotland's Road Safety Framework

The Vision

For Scotland to have the best road safety performance in the world.

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Real Stories

Real Life Stories

The following stories are written by, and given with permission from, those affected by a fatal road traffic collisions. They’re a heart-breaking reminder of why it’s important we all help each other stay safe on Scotland’s roads.

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Drug Driving Week

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Scotland’s Road Safety Framework Evaluation Fund - Changing Gears report

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Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2020

There were 142 road fatalities in 2020, a decrease of 24 from 2019. This is the lowest figure since records began in 1950.

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Stay within the speed limits this staycation

Reducing casualties on Scotland’s roads is fundamental to Transport Scotland and our road safety partners.

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Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030

The Targets

Scotland’s 2020 road safety framework targets. Finalised figures coming soon.

40%

reduction in the number of people killed in road traffic accidents

55%

reduction in the number of people seriously injured

50%

reduction in the number of children killed

65%

reduction in the number of children seriously injured

50%

reduction in people killed

39%

reduction in people seriously injured

61%

reduction in children killed

53%

reduction in children seriously injured

45%

reduction in people killed

29%

reduction in people seriously injured

63%

reduction in children killed

56%

reduction in children seriously injured

43%

reduction in people killed

51%

reduction in people seriously injured

83%

reduction in children killed

62%

reduction in children seriously injured

The Safe System

To help achieve our vision, the framework identifies five outcomes (Safe Road Use, Safe Roads & Roadsides, Safe Speeds, Safe Vehicles and Post-Crash Response) which describe the road safety environment it aims to deliver – these outcomes align with the five pillars of the Safe System.

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The original Road Safety Framework took us up to 2020. The next road safety framework builds on that strength and advocates a vision for Scotland to have the best road safety performance in the world to 2030.

Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2030