Date lodged: 30 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to recording damage-only accidents on the trunk road network.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 13 September 2018
Police Scotland are responsible for recording accidents on the trunk road network. By law the Police are only required to record damage only accidents, and the public to report them, if a criminal offence occurs or there is damage to crown property. Damage only accidents are not recorded consistently or to the same standard as personal injury accidents and therefore are not considered to be a reliable data source.