Scotland's Road Safety Framework

Finalised statistics for 2020 confirm that the number of people killed in reported road collisions in Scotland in 2020 has decreased from 2019, falling from 166 to 141.

The Reported Road Casualties publication by Transport Scotland provides finalised figures for the number of people injured or killed as a result of road collisions.

In a year where travel habits were significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, 141 people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2020, 25 fewer than in 2019. There were also 1,547 people who were seriously injured.

There was a significant drop in the overall number of casualties, which fell by 35 per cent between 2019 and 2020 from 7,745 to 5,040, the lowest number since records began.

The previous road safety framework (Scotland’s Road Safety Framework 2020) contained five national casualty reduction targets for 2020. These statistics show that all 5 targets have been met.

Target2020 Target Reduction2020 Achieved Reduction
People killed40%52%
People seriously injured55%68%
Children (aged <16) killed50%76%
Children (aged <16) seriously injured65%77%
Slight injury rate per 100m vehicle kms10%67%

You can find the full published report on the below link: