Drop in ca­su­al­ties

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

THE num­ber of peo­ple killed on Scot­land’s roads has fallen to a record low.

Transport Scot­land fig­ures show 146 peo­ple died in road ac­ci­dents in 2017, down 45 from the pre­vi­ous year. The to­tal num­ber of road ca­su­al­ties fell by 14% from 2016, from 10,905 to 9,391, and the num­ber of peo­ple se­ri­ously in­jured dropped by 7% to 1,580.

When records be­gan in 1950 there were 529 peo­ple killed on Scot­tish roads among 15,856 ca­su­al­ties. Sta­tis­tics show num­bers have gen­er­ally de­creased since 1970 when there were a record 815 deaths.

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