Edinburgh, like every other city in Scotland, is a hotch-potch of residents, homes and workplaces; cars, trains and bicycles; planes, buses and taxis. There is a lot going on. Accidents are inevitable.
There are no specific statistics to say whether Edinburgh is a more accident prone city than any other, although there are a few factors that are worth mentioning:
- Edinburgh’s tram system is now up and running and this will inevitably result in a few tram-related accidents
- The tram works had a big impact on Edinburgh’s cyclists, who suffered an increase in injuries as a result of the road conditions
- A few cyclists have already been injured as a result of catching their tyres in the grooves of the tram trackway
- Edinburgh is a top tourist destination, particularly during the Edinburgh Festival and at Hogmanay. People who are unfamiliar with the city, its traffic routes and the direction that traffic travels, are at a slightly greater risk of being injured when moving about the city.
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