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Road Accidents Scotland 2006

DescriptionProvides detailed statistics about road accidents, accident costs, vehicles involved, drivers and riders, drink-drive accidents, drivers breath tested, and casualties.
ISBN978 07559 55787
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2007
Website Publication DateNovember 26, 2007


A National Statistics publication for Scotland

ISBN 978 0 7559 5578 7
ISSN 1351 3869

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Local Authorities / Police Areas Map
List of tables in the Statistical Tables section

1. Trends in the reported numbers of Road Accidents and Casualties
2. Reported Accidents
3. Motorists, breath testing and drink-driving
4. Reported Casualties
5. Comparisons of Scottish figures against those of other countries

The casualty reduction targets for 2010

Contributory Factors

Comparison of Police "STATS 19" road casualty statistics with some other figures for Scotland

Statistical Tables
Reported Injury Accidents
Accident costs
Vehicles involved
Drivers and riders
Drivers breath tested
Drink-drive accidents and casualties
Reported Casualties

Annex A Calendar of events affecting road traffic
Annex B The collection of road accident statistics, and examples of forms that could be used to collect the data
Annex C Consultation with users and providers of road accident statistics, and reviews of the "Stats 19" specification and the statistical publications
Annex D Definitions used in road accident statistics, and some other points to note
Annex E Local Government reorganisation and the Trunk Road Network
Annex F Frequency of use of values of most STATS 19 variables
Annex G The calculation of the likely range of random year-to-year variation in road accident and casualty numbers for Scotland as a whole
Annex H Illustrating the likely ranges of random year-to-year variation in casualty rates for local authority roads for each local authority area.
Annex I Scottish Parliamentary Questions: April 2006 to September 2007

Statistics Provided in More Detail in Previous Editions
Errors in the previous edition
Reports of the results of the Road Safety research projects which were commissioned by the Scottish Government
Scottish Government Transport Statistics publications
Information available from the Transport Statistics Web site
Transport Statistics publications produced by other administrations; Transport Statistics Users' Group
Scottish Government Statistician Group

Brief extracts from this publication may be reproduced provided Road Accidents Scotland is fully acknowledged as the source. Proposals for larger extracts should be addressed to the enquiries address below.


Symbols used: the following are used throughout:


not available

- or 0

nil or less than half the final digit shown


not applicable

Rounding: in some tables, where figures have been rounded independently, the sum of constituent items may not appear to agree exactly with the total shown.


Enquiries of a routine nature, or on the availability of the next edition of the publication, can be made to the Transport Statistics branch, by contacting:

Mr Andrew Knight or Mr Charlie Lewis

Transport Statistics branch
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay

Telephone: 0131-244 7256 or 7255
Fax: 0131-244 7281
E-mail: transtat@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Major enquiries or suggestions for improvement to the publication should be addressed to:

Mr Frank Dixon, Transport Statistician, at the address above.

Readers may request further analyses of the road accident statistics held in the Scottish Government Transport Statistics branch database, but three points should be noted:

1. The Transport Statistics branch does not answer requests for local information: these should be addressed to the appropriate Police Force(s) or Council(s).

2. The amount of information that can be provided in response to requests may be limited, depending upon the resources that are available to carry out the work, and on any restrictions that may be necessary to maintain the confidentiality of the data.

3. A charge may be made, depending upon the amount of staff time required to answer a request.

Web version of the publication

Transport Statistics publications may be found on the Scottish Government Statistics Website. Go to: www.scotland.gov.uk/transtat/latest

You will then see links to the electronic versions of the latest edition of each publication, and to those of the earlier editions of each publication that are available on the SE Web site.

Excel spreadsheet versions of the tables are available via: www.scotland.gov.uk/transtat/sheets

Some extra road accident statistics tables are available via: www.scotland.gov.uk/transtat/extras .

A separate page, just before the end of this publication, provides more information about what is available from the Transport Statistics Web site.

Further copies are available from Blackwell's Bookshop, 53 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS, Tel: 0131 662 8283, Fax: 0131 557 8149