Fife’s road casualty figures at record low

The accident happened on Saturday night
The accident happened on Saturday night
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The number of casualties on Fife’s roads reached a new low in 2014.

And the Kingdom’s community safety partners are determined to cut the numbers even further by looking at more measures to improve road safety.

There’s no room for complacency and we’ll continue striving to reduce casualties on Fife’s roads.

Dr Bob McLellan

Fife is on track to meet national casualty reduction targets, with the total number of casualties in Fife in 2014 at a record low of 528.

During the year there were 411 recorded road crashes in Fife, another record low figure, resulting in the 528 casualties – 12 fatal, 80 serious and 436 slight injuries. This record low of 528 casualties surpasses the previous record low of 549 in 2012.

In 2009 the Scottish Government set road casualty reduction targets for all Scottish local authority areas to meet by 2015 and 2020.

These targets are based on reducing those killed, seriously and slightly injured, with specific reduction targets for child injuries.

Fife has seen a significant reduction in casualties over recent years and the aim is to continue this trend and meet, or exceed, the national casualty reduction targets. The 2014 results are all at levels that meet or exceed the targets for 2015.

Dr Bob McLellan, Fife Council’s head of transportation and environment, said: “Another record low for Fife is good news.

“There’s a tremendous focus placed on road safety in Fife through adopting a multi-agency approach. Through close partnership working on a number of road safety initiatives, we’re ensuring Fife’s roads are as safe as possible.

“But, there’s no room for complacency and we’ll continue striving to reduce casualties on Fife’s roads.”