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

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

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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.

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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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Whatever you’re towing, make it SAFE

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

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

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Speed

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