I was pleased to read recently that the number of people suffering personal injury on Scotland’s roads fell to a record low last year according to official figures published by the Scottish government.
There were 13,324 reported road casualties in 2010 1,719 fewer than 2009. The number of deaths were recorded at 208 which is down on the previous year. This is good news especially when one considers the harsh winters we have recently endured that one would have surmised increased the likelihood of accidents and injury claims.
I am also encouraged to hear that the transport minister, Keith Brown has set a target of zero road fatalities to perpetuate the downward trend witnessed in recent years. I sincerely hope we see the day when there are no deaths associated with road traffic accidents and less personal injuries suffered on Scotland’s roads.