Facts and Figures
Safety cameras helping to save lives and money
Scotland’s Chief Statistician today announced the release of Key Scottish Safety Camera Programme Statistics 2010. This report shows that the average number of people killed or seriously injured at safety camera sites between 2008 and 2010 is 63 per cent lower than the three-year baseline averages recorded since the start of the programme. Access the bulletin here.
Scottish road safety targets for 2010 - 2020 are set out in the Scottish Government’s ‘Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020’ as follows:
• reduce the number of people killed by 30% by 2015 and 40% by 2020
• reduce the number of people seriously injured by 43% by 2015 and 55% by 2020
• reduce the number of children killed by 35% by 2015 and 50% by 2020
• reduce the number of children seriously injured by 50% by 2015 and 65% by 2020
• a 10% reduction in the slight casualty rate.
Research shows that excessive speed is a factor in many road collisions where death and serious injury occur and Northern Safety Camera Partnership is committed to these targets and the Scottish Government’s Road Safety Strategy.