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Covid-19 impacts on the numbers of North East Road Collisions and Casualties

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The release of the latest edition of Transport Scotlandís Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland (KRRCS) publication, which provides provisional data on reported road casualties and collisions in local authority areas across Scotland, has shown the impact of Covid-19 on north east road safety performance during 2020.

For much of the year (2020) Covid-related travel restrictions were in force which led to considerably fewer vehicles using the road.

Transport Scotland has indicated that "car traffic levels dropped to around 25% of 2019 values between March and September 2020" and during that time, when restrictions applied, many people chose to make greater use of north east roads on foot or by bicycle to undertake local travel or physical exercise.

These restrictions have significantly impacted on both the number of road collisions and casualties, with reductions occurring in Aberdeenshire.

Reported Injury Road Collisions

2018 2019 2020 Annual % change 2020 compared with 2019
Aberdeenshire 242 198 118 -40%

Reported Road Casualties

2018 2019 2020 Annual % change 2020 compared with 2019
Aberdeenshire 352 289 166 -43%

Read the full report HERE


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