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Road accidents recorded as serious or fatal: EIR release

Published: 7 Feb 2018
Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Published:
7 Feb 2018
Road accidents recorded as serious or fatal: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00087
Date received: 15 January 2018
Date responded: 5 February 2018

Information requested

1: Can you confirm how many working speed/safety cameras were in place and active on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven between September 1st and October 30th 2017.

2: Can you state how many accidents recorded as Serious or Fatal occurred during this time frame.

3: Can you state how many accidents recorded as Serious or Fatal occurred in the same timeframe (sep-oct) for 2014, 2015 & 2016.

Response

As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

I have numbered our response for ease of reference.

1. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have the information you have requested. Therefore we are refusing your request under the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs. The reason why that exception applies that this is operational management of safety cameras is a matter for Police Scotland. You may wish to contact Police Scotland at foi@scotland.pnn.police.uk who may be able to help you.

2. Please see below table of how many accidents were recorded as Serious or Fatal for 2017 at the location requested.

Personal Injury Accident Statistics - A90 Approx. 30m north of A90/William Fitzgerald Way roundabout in Dundee to Slug Road Overbridge Stonehaven

Year Fatal Serious TOTAL
2017 (From 1 September to 30 October) 0 2 2
TOTAL 0 2 2

3. Please see below tables of how many accidents were recorded as Serious or Fatal for 2014, 2015 and 2016 at the location requested.

Personal Injury Accident Statistics - A90 Approx. 30m north of A90/William Fitzgerald Way roundabout in Dundee to Slug Road Overbridge Stonehaven

Year Fatal Serious TOTAL
2014 (From 1 September to 30 October) 0 2 2
TOTAL 0 2 2
Year Fatal Serious TOTAL
2015 (From 1 September to 30 October) 0 1 1
TOTAL 0 1 1
Year Fatal Serious TOTAL
2016 (From 1 September to 30 October) 1 1 2
TOTAL 1 1 2

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