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Road Accidents Scotland 2004

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Scottish Executive Transport Statistics publications

Scottish Transport Statistics starts with a Summary, which describes the trends for each mode of transport over the past ten years, compares some key statistics with the equivalent figures for Great Britain and provides some longer-term historical series. This is followed by chapters on Road transport vehicles, Bus and coach travel, Road freight, Toll bridges, Road network, Road traffic, Injury road accidents, Rail services, Air transport, Water transport, Finance and Personal and cross-modal travel. Each chapter consists of groups of tables on that topic, together with some comments on points shown in the tables, and some notes on the definitions and sources of the statistics. Finally, there is a section on International Comparisons.

Latest edition: provides figures up to 2004, in general (in some cases, the latest available figures relate to a different period, such as the calendar year 2003, the financial year 2003-04 or the financial year 2004-05); published in August 2005

Published Annually Price: £ 10.00 ISBN 0 7559 4723 1

Household Transport: some Scottish Household Survey results provides information about the transport facilities available to private households, and about some travel by household members. Every edition includes statistics on: the availability of cars for private use; people's possession of driving licences and their frequency of driving; people's frequency of walking and cycling; travel to work and travel to school. In addition, each edition covers several other topics. An Annex lists all the survey's Transport-related topics (apart from the Travel Diary), showing in which years they were included, and in which bulletins they were analysed.

Latest edition: gives figures for 2004, and some trends since 1999 ; published December 2005.

Published Annually Price: £ 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 2848 2

Transport across Scotland: some Scottish Household Survey results for parts of Scotland provides information about the transport facilities available to private households, and about some travel by household members, for parts of Scotland. Statistics are provided for each Council area, and for each category of the SHS urban / rural classification. They are for two-year periods because of the survey's design. The topics covered include: the availability for private use of cars; people's possession of driving licences and frequency of driving; people's frequency of walking and cycling; the accessibility and frequency of bus services; people's views on the convenience of public transport and how safe they would feel travelling by bus and train in the evenings; the usual method of travel to work; whether people work from home; whether car commuters could use public transport; where people who drive to work park; and travel to school.

Latest edition: provides figures for 2003/2004, and a few for 1999/2000; published January 2006

Published Biennially Price: £ 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 2887 3

Scottish Household Survey Travel Diary results provides information about the journeys made by adults living in private households. The topics covered include the means of transport used by different types of people, the purposes for which people travel, the distances that they go, the times of day at which trips start, the duration of journeys, the days of the week on which people travel, car occupancy, journey origins and destinations, and journeys into and within Edinburgh and Glasgow. The information about the person's travel is analysed in conjunction with information from questions about the household as a whole.

Latest edition: gives figures for 2003, and a few for 1999 to 2002; published in March 2005.

Published Annually Price: £ 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 3932 8

Travel by Scottish residents: some National Travel Survey results provides information about trends in the average number of journeys and average distance travelled per person per year, and the average length of journey, by the main mode of travel and by the purpose of the journey. It also provides information about travel patterns by age-group, by sex, by socio-economic group, by working status, by household income quintile and by whether or not the household has a car.

Latest edition: provides figures up to the two year period 2002/2003; published in April 2005

Published Triennially Price: £ 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 3844 5

Bus and Coach Statistics provides information about the trends in bus and coach services in Scotland, and some related Scottish Household Survey ( SHS) results. The statistics of bus and coach services include: the distances travelled by vehicles and the numbers of bus passenger journeys; fare indices; passenger receipts; public transport support and concessionary fare reimbursement; operating costs; vehicle stock and staffing. The SHS statistics include: the accessibility and frequency of bus services; views on the quality of public transport; frequency of use of local bus services; views on various different aspects of local bus services; travel to work by bus and the possible use of public transport by those who travel to work by car or van; reasons for not using buses more often; the frequency of travelling by bus in the evenings and how safe from crime passengers feel; adults' possession of a concessionary travel pass; and the proportion of adults' journeys which are made by bus. There are estimates of local bus service vehicle kilometres and passenger journeys for the former Regions of Scotland, and some of the SHS results are provided for types of area, individual Council areas or groups of councils.

Latest edition: provides figures up to the 2003-04 financial year (bus and coach services) and SHS statistics for 2003, and some earlier years; published in March 2005

Published Annually Price: £ 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 3924 7

Road Accidents Scotland starts with a Summary section, which shows the main trends in the numbers of road accidents and casualties in the past ten years. This is followed by a Commentary which includes descriptions of the longer-term trends in the numbers of road accidents and casualties, more detailed analyses of the numbers of accidents, motorists and casualties, and comparisons of the Scottish figures with those of other countries. The next part provides information on, and the figures which relate to, the casualty reduction targets for 2010. This is followed by groups of tables on Accidents, Accident costs, Vehicles involved, Drivers and riders, Drivers breath tested, Drink-drive accidents and casualties, and Casualties. Finally, there are a number of annexes, including a calendar of events affecting road traffic and road safety, notes on the collection of road accident statistics, definitions of various terms, and other information.

Latest edition: provides figures up to 2004; published in January 2006

Published Annually Price: £ 10.00 ISBN 0 7559 4949 8

Key Road Accidents Statistics gives the number of accidents, casualties by severity, casualties by type of road, casualties by mode of transport, and child casualties, including trends in recent years and progress towards the casualty reduction targets for the year 2010. It also gives the number of accidents and casualties by Police Force and local authority.

Latest edition: provides figures up to 2004; published in June 2005

Published Annually Price: £ 2.00 ISBN 0 7559 2577 7

Copies of these publications may be purchased from:

Scottish Executive Publication Sales
Blackwell's Bookshop
53 South Bridge
EDINBURGH EH1 1YS

Tel: (0131) 622 8283 FAX: (0131) 622 8258

Cheques (made payable to "Blackwell's Bookshop") should be sent with orders.

Transport Statistics publications may be found on the Scottish Executive Statistics Website:

www.scotland.gov.uk/transtat/latest gives access to the "on-line" editions of all publications

orwww.scotland.gov.uk/transtat/sts for the "on-line" editions of Scottish Transport Statistics

orwww.scotland.gov.uk/transtat/ras for the "on-line" editions of Road Accidents Scotland

www.scotland.gov.uk/transtat/sheets gives access to spreadsheet versions of the tables.

Enquiries for more information on Transport Statistics should be addressed to:

Transport Statistics branch
Scottish Executive
Victoria Quay
EDINBURGH EH6 6QQ

Tel: 0131 244 7256
FAX: 0131 244 0888
E-mail: transtat@scotland.gsi.gov.uk