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Types of road fatalities which occurred on the A96: EIR release

Published: 5 Nov 2020

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

Published:
5 Nov 2020
Types of road fatalities which occurred on the A96: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000090639
Date received: 23 Sep 2020
Date responded: 30 Sep 2020
Information requested

With regard to your previous application (202000083106), you asked how many of the collisions identified involved pedestrians.

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.

We can confirm that, of the 6 fatalities previously identified, 3 of these involved pedestrians.

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