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Personal injury accident statistics for A828 and A82: EIR release

Published: 10 Jan 2018
Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Published:
10 Jan 2018
Personal injury accident statistics for A828 and A82: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/17/03051
Date received: 19 December 2017
Date responded: 9 January 2018

Information requested

The A82 and the A828 are both notorious for "bad" drivers going too fast and taking risks. Is it possible for you to send me the most recent crash accident data from 2017? We are interested in one or all of the following: number of accidents and the number of casualties. I notice, for example, that the numbers of those hurt on the A82 fell in 2015 (26) but rose again in 2016 to 44. We are interested in comparing and contrasting those numbers and talking about what precautions drivers should take.

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.

In response to your request, please see below Personal Injury Accident Statistics for the A828 and the A82. In addition to the accident statistics provided below we also hold more up to date information on fatal accidents and are aware that there has been one fatal accident on the A82 between 50m North of its junction with the A828 and Inverness which occurred after the latest available date in the system. This accident occurred on 25 October 2017 at Glen Gloy near The Heathers Guest House.

Personal Injury Accident Statistics - A828 Full Route

Year Fatal Serious Slight TOTAL
2017 (To 25 July) 0 1 (1) 1 (3) 2 (4)

Source: Transport Scotland Accident Manager Database

Notes: Statistics up to and including 25 July 2017 for the Northern legacy Police Force area

Date Period: 01/01/2017 - 25/07/2017 Date Extracted - 21 December 2017

Figures in brackets are the total number of casualties reported

Personal Injury Accident Statistics - A82 Approx. 50 metres north of Junction with A828 to Approx. 50 metres south of Longman Roundabout

Year Fatal Serious Slight TOTAL
2017 (To 25 July) 3 (3) 2 (3) 9 (9) 14 (15)

Source: Transport Scotland Accident Manager Database

Notes: Statistics up to and including 25 July 2017 for the Northern legacy Police Force area

Date Period: 01/01/2017 - 25/07/2017 Date Extracted - 21 December 2017

Figures in brackets are the total number of casualties reported

Please note that the information provided is based on the current figures available. The following are 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. E.g. we receive late returns from Police Scotland, who are responsible for recording details of injury accidents.

  • Annual Scottish accident figures are published by Transport Scotland on a yearly basis and can be found by entering Reported Road Casualties Scotland into your search engine.

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