Collisions on A90 between Northwaterbridge and Stonehaven: EIR release

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

Information requested

Information about road traffic collisions which resulted in injury or fatalities on the A90 between Northwaterbridge and Stonehaven for the following time period 1st Jan 2000 to today (4th Feb 2021).

For each collision I would like time and date, latitude& longitude or easting & northing, Accident Severity, Accident Uid, Casualty Severity, Casualty count by category slight/serious/fatal.

I also request details of the "Moving Cursor Programme” )The Moving Cursor Programme (MCP) is a software tool for screening accident records on the trunk road network in order to identify accident cluster sites.), particularly the documentation/process that describes what would constitute a cluster.


Please see Annex A to this response for details of collisions at this location over the period 1 January 2000 until 30 October 2020. This information has been split into 2 tabs, 1 for collision information and the other casualty information.

Under the terms of the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs (information not held), Transport Scotland is not required to provide information which it does not have. We do not have some of the information you have requested because the most recent data we hold is only up to 30 October 2020.

This exception 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 exception. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exception. While we recognise that there may be some public interest in information about collisions and casualties, clearly we cannot provide information which we do not hold.

Moving Cursor Programme
Transport Scotland undertake an annual assessment of injury accident data across the network to identify cluster sites which are then reviewed to determine if further accident investigation is required. The process to identify these cluster sites is known as the Moving Cursor Programme (MCP). This involves identifying a site in which three or more injury accidents have taken place within a 100 metre radius over a three year period. The three year period is based on three full calendar years, for example, the last MCP was carried out in the summer of 2020 using data over the period 2017 to 2019.

For further information, I have reviewed this section of the A90 from
Northwater Bridge to the junction with the A92 at Stonehaven for the last 3 full calendar years (2017 to 2019) and there were no cluster sites identified over this length.

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