- 14 Oct 2020
Date received: 1 Sep 2020
Date responded: 14 Sep 2020
You asked for:
The number of fatal accidents which have occurred on the A96 in Brodie, Moray, in the last 10 years.
On 3 September you further clarified that you were interested in the stretch of carriageway between Forres and the entry to the village of Brodie and you required the information for the last 10 calendar years.
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.
I can confirm that between 1 January 2010 to 6 September 2020 there were 6 fatal accidents on the stretch of carriageway covered in your request. To further clarify the exact extents of the A96 route, this data covers from the junction at Feddan just west of the western entry to Brodie to the junction with the B9011/Victoria Road in Forres.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House