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A83, between Arrochar and Campbeltown - Serious and fatal road traffic accidents: EIR release

Published: 26 Aug 2019

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

Published:
26 Aug 2019
A83, between Arrochar and Campbeltown - Serious and fatal road traffic accidents: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01849
Date received: 30 Jul 2019
Date responded: 23 Aug 2019
Information requested

“I am looking for the number of Serious and Fatal road traffic accidents that have occurred on the A83, between Arrochar and Campbeltown, for the most recent year that is available, and the previous ten years for comparison.

If you hold any information or analysis into what percentage of these accidents had speeding as a factor, please supply this as well.”  

Response

The following table below details the number of serious and fatal road traffic accidents that have occurred on the A83, between Arrochar and Campbeltown for the most recent year and the previous ten years. This includes data for the section between Kennacraig and Campbeltown between 1 January 2008 and 4 August 2014 when this was not part of the trunk road network and the responsibility of Argyll and Bute Council. 

Personal Injury Accident Statistics - A83 Campbeltown to Arrochar

Year Fatal Serious
2008 1 14
2009 1 16
2010 3 11
2011 0 14
2012 2 8
2013 5 6
2014 2 8
2015 1 11
2016 2 8
2017 1 7
2018 2 6
2019 (up to 30 June) 0 11
TOTAL 19 120

Source: Transport Scotland Accident Manager Database
Notes: Statistics for the Strathclyde Division of Police Scotland
Date Period: 30/06/2018 - 30/06/2019
Date Extracted - 2 August 2019

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.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested in relation to what percentage of those accidents had speeding as a factor. Therefore we are refusing your request under the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs. The reasons why that exception applies to all of the requested information is that we do not have that information in that format.

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