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Road traffic incidents at A9 Tibbermore junction near Perth: EIR release

Published: 12 Apr 2019

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
12 Apr 2019
Road traffic incidents at A9 Tibbermore junction near Perth: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00835
Date received: 20 Mar 2019
Date responded: 11 Apr 2019
Information requested

 

How many collisions / road traffic incidents have there been at the Tibbermore junction of the A9 near Perth in the past five years?

How many collisions / road traffic incidents have there been at the Tibbermore junction of the A9 near Perth in the past ten years?

How many fatalities have been reported as a result of these collisions?

How many serious injuries have been reported as a result of these collisions?

 

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 see below table of personal injury accidents;

 

Year

Fatal

Serious

Slight

 

TOTAL

2008 (from 29 December)

0

0

0

 

0

2009

0

0

1

 

1

2010

0

0

1

 

1

2011

0

0

1

 

1

2012

0

0

0

 

0

2013

0

0

0

 

0

2014

0

0

2

 

2

2015

0

0

0

 

0

2016

0

0

0

 

0

2017

0

1

3

 

4

2018 (up to 29 December)

0

1

0

 

1

TOTAL

0

2

8

 

10

 

There have been 2 serious injuries reported as a result of the personal injury accidents above.

 

Source: Transport Scotland Accident Manager Database

Notes:

     

Statistics for the Tayside Legacy Police Force areas

Date Period: 29/12/2008 - 29/12/2018

   

Date Extracted - 25 March 2019

   

 

With regards to the location, we have checked 250 metres either side of the junction.

 

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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