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Statistics regarding accidents on A9 and A82: EIR release

Published: 26 Mar 2018

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00583
Date received: 21 February 2018
Date responded: 20 March 2018

Information requested

Statistics regarding accidents on the A9 over a ten year period from 2007- 2018. This will be inclusive of the full range of the A9. Could you also provide the same information for the A82. Inclusive of the whole A82.

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.

In relation to the A9 there have been the following personal injury accidents:

Fatal: 81
Serious: 234
Slight: 1019

On the A82 there have been the following personal injury accidents:

Fatal: 60
Serious: 226
Slight: 979

The above information was extracted from the Transport Scotland Accident Manager Database on 13 March 2018. Please note that the information provided is based on the current figures available. The following are potential reasons for an accident not appearing on our system:

  • Transport Scotland only holds accident information which is provided to us by Police Scotland.

  • Transport Scotland does not hold information relating to damage only accidents (i.e. not involving an injury).

  • Transport Scotland only holds accident information for the trunk road network.

  • The accident information Transport Scotland holds is subject to change. E.g. we receive late returns from Police Scotland, who are responsible for recording details of injury accidents.

  • Annual Scottish accident figures are published by Transport Scotland on a yearly basis and can be found by entering Reported Road Casualties Scotland into your search engine.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
26 Mar 2018
Statistics regarding accidents on A9 and A82: EIR release