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S5W-19477: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how may (a) collisions and (b) other accidents there have been on the (i) A1, (ii) A68 and (iii) A7 in each year since 2007, also broken down by how many led to (A) fatal and (B) serious injury and the number of people (1) killed and (2) seriously injured.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 15 November 2018

Police Scotland collect data on road traffic accidents that were a) reported to the police and b) involved someone being injured or killed.

The following tables show the number of injury road accidents and the number of casualties recorded by the police as occurring on the A1, A68 and A7.

Number of injury road accidents (in Scotland) on the A1, A68 and A7, classified by most severe injury sustained

  

A1

 
 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

2007

5

15

83

103

2008

1

6

86

93

2009

0

12

64

76

2010

4

7

60

71

2011

0

12

46

58

2012

0

8

61

69

2013

0

5

40

45

2014

1

7

60

68

2015

1

6

60

67

2016

3

6

54

63

2017

3

8

52

63

  

A68

 
 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

2007

2

7

36

45

2008

2

9

53

64

2009

1

12

29

42

2010

0

8

30

38

2011

1

6

20

27

2012

1

5

27

33

2013

1

10

22

33

2014

0

9

21

30

2015

1

10

10

21

2016

4

9

20

33

2017

0

3

19

22

  

A7

 
 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

2007

2

28

88

118

2008

2

22

112

136

2009

3

11

96

110

2010

0

19

96

115

2011

2

18

74

94

2012

2

15

80

97

2013

1

18

74

93

2014

4

8

64

76

2015

3

18

72

93

2016

0

19

73

92

2017

3

9

53

65

     

Number of casualties from injury road accidents (in Scotland) on the A1, A68 and A7, by severity

  

A1

 
 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

2007

5

16

104

125

2008

2

6

106

114

2009

0

17

84

101

2010

4

10

83

97

2011

0

12

64

76

2012

0

11

89

100

2013

0

6

52

58

2014

3

10

74

87

2015

1

6

80

87

2016

3

12

71

86

2017

3

10

80

93

  

A68

 
 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

2007

2

9

52

63

2008

2

15

76

93

2009

2

17

42

61

2010

0

8

42

50

2011

1

9

31

41

2012

3

6

52

61

2013

1

16

36

53

2014

0

12

33

45

2015

1

11

15

27

2016

6

14

42

62

2017

0

4

34

38

  

A7

 
 

Fatal

Serious

Slight

Total

2007

2

35

120

157

2008

2

22

157

181

2009

3

16

133

152

2010

0

21

115

136

2011

2

19

103

124

2012

2

15

102

119

2013

1

19

90

110

2014

5

11

82

98

2015

4

19

95

118

2016

0

22

91

113

2017

3

10

71

84

Note: These figures have been derived from the dataset used to produce Transport Scotland’s Reported Road Casualties National Statistics publication.

These figures may differ from other sources, such as those produced from Transport Scotland’s Trunk Road Accident Manager Database or those provided by Local Authorities.

Whilst these sources are all based on the same data returns from Police Scotland, there may be differences in how databases interrogate and present the information and in the recording of updates and corrections.