Key is in town, slow down
Scotland’s drivers are being encouraged to play their part in reducing accidents and serious injuries on urban roads through a joint Scottish government and Road Safety Scotland campaign, In Town, Slow Down.
You are seven times as likely to kill a pedestrian if you hit them at 30mph rather than 20.
It’s important to drive at an appropriate speed for the environment and conditions.
Some 95 per cent of injury accidents involving pedestrians happen in built-up areas.
Two thirds of people walk as a method of transport at least once a week. Less than half of drivers (47 percent) look out for pedestrians at junctions.
Half (51 percent) of pedestrian casualties occur at junctions.
Adult pedestrian casualties peak between 4pm and 6 pm on weekdays and between midnight and 2am at weekends.
Fragile Depicting people as eggs shows how vulnerable we all are in road accidents