Scottish Road Safety In Spotlight Following Worrying New Figures

Legal Experts React To Research Showing Rise In Deaths And Serious Injuries


New figures showing that the number of people killed or seriously injured on Scotland’s roads increased during 2014 demonstrate that there remains much to be done to improve safety in the country.

Transport Scotland’s research revealed there were a total of 11,240 casualties reported in 2014 with 200 of those being fatalities, which marked a 16 per cent increase from the previous 12-month period.

It also found that the number of people who suffered serious injuries on the roads increased by 22 per cent to 1,694. A notable increase was seen in motorcycle casualties, with 31 fatalities being recorded across the year.

Specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell Scotland represent people who have suffered life-changing injuries in road traffic collisions, helping them to secure financial support to allow them to access vital rehabilitation services. They also act for the families of those killed in crashes on the country’s roads.