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Number of incidents and deaths on A84: EIR release

Published: 8 Dec 2017
Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Published:
8 Dec 2017
Number of incidents and deaths on A84: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02694
Date received: 8 November 2017
Date responded: 7 December 2017

Information requested

'I am writing on behalf of Bruce Crawford MSP to enquire for some statistics.

Bruce is keen to know how many incidents and deaths there have been on the A84 in the last 3 years.

If statistics are available specificually for the stretch of the A84 at Blair Drummond, this would be much appreciated.

If you could provide me with any statistics or advice on this matter, I would be most grateful.'

Response

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.

From 01 January 2014 to 21 September 2017 there have been the following reported personal injury accidents:

A84 - Blair Drummond (From approx. 50 metres west of the junction of Ochtertyre Road to approx. 50 metres east of the junction with B826.

Year Fatal Serious Slight TOTAL
2014 0 2 4 6
2015 0 0 1 1
2016 0 1 4 5
2017 (To 21 August) 0 0 2 2
TOTAL 0 3 11 14

A84 - Full Route

Year Fatal Serious Slight TOTAL
2014 2 4 16 22
2015 0 4 22 26
2016 0 3 16 19
2017 (To 21 June) 0 2 4 6
TOTAL 2 13 58 73

Please note the following potential reasons for an accident not appearing on our system:

Transport Scotland only holds accident information which is provided to us by Police Scotland.

Transport Scotland does not hold information relating to damage only accidents (i.e. not involving an injury).

Transport Scotland only holds accident information for the trunk road network.

The accident information Transport Scotland holds is subject to change based on late returns from Police Scotland, who are responsible for recording details of injury accidents.

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