You asked for regarding the number of road accidents on this section of the motorway. The section of the road being the M80 westbound towards Glasgow, specifically between the Haggs and Castlecary junctions, just east of Wardpark.
You clarified on 7 October the timescale for the request is 1 January 2018 and the present date.
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.
Please see Annex A to this request, accident data for the specified stretch of the M80 from 1 January 2018 – 7 September 2021.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
FOI202100243690 - Annex A
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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