Title: Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2016

Organisation: Transport Scotland
Date uploaded: 31st October 2017
Date published/launched: October 2017

191 people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland during 2016, a year-on-year rise of 14%, while the number of people seriously injured also increased, up 6% to 1,697.

However, the total number of casualties fell by 1% to 10,901 - the lowest number since records began.

The figures also show that in 2016 there were 1,000 child casualties, a year-on-year rise of 4%. This included 12 fatalities, eight more than 2015, and 167 serious injuries - up from 139.

Looking at road user type, pedestrian casualties fell by 27% to 32 - as did the number seriously injured, down 7% to 396.

There were eight pedal cyclists killed in 2016, three more than in 2015. However, the number of cyclists seriously injured fell by 10% to 148.

The number of motorcyclist deaths and seriously injured both rose. Deaths increased by 11% to 30, while the numbers seriously injured rose 4% to 268.

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