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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.


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.


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

Recently we have funded Cycling Scotland on a “Changing Gears” report.


UK Cycle Helmets

Road casualty statistics for 2019 reveals that 4,433 pedal cyclists suffered a serious injury or fatality in Great Britain. This equates to more than 12 per day.


Stay within the speed limits this staycation

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


Whatever you’re towing, make it SAFE


Are You Aware The Law is Changing on Mobile Phone Use Whilst Driving?

In 2019, there were 520 motorcycle casualties, with 25 being fatal.



Travelling too fast for the conditions or excessive speed was reported in 9% of all reported accidents and 20% of fatal accidents in 2019.