North East road collisions and casualties - Interim update for 2019

Reductions in north east road collisions and casualties during 2019 have been welcomed following the publication of Transport Scotland’s Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland (KRRCS) report.

KRRCS is produced annually as the interim national road casualty update, with the final statistical report following in the autumn.

Interim key statistics for the North East (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray) in 2019 are:

Commenting on the update, Ewan Wallace, Head of Transportation at Aberdeenshire Council and Chair of Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) said:

“These interim figures are positive, with further reductions seen in the numbers of both road collisions and casualties.

“For several years we have seen steady reductions occurring, but we can’t be complacent and must ensure there is an ongoing focus on local road casualty reduction. 

“All of us have a responsibility to use roads safely and carefully: we also need to be aware of our surroundings, anticipate what may lie ahead in our journey and be particularly mindful when encountering vulnerable road users such as children, pedal cyclists and pedestrians.

“2020 is the final year of the Scottish Government’s national ten-year Road Safety Framework and it is a year which has seen some significant changes to local road use.  Increases in the numbers of both pedestrians and pedal cyclists during the COVID-19 pandemic period is perhaps one of the most obvious and we need to be mindful of their vulnerabilities when using the road.

“We must never forget that behind the casualty totals are people who have been injured while using roads in North East Scotland.  For both individuals and communities, the impact of a serious road collision can be devastating and the partner organisations of Road Safety North East Scotland will continue to work together and promote road safety for the benefit of all road users.

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Notes to editors:

These organisations work together with the strategic vision of ‘a future where no one is killed on North East roads and the injury rate is much reduced.'