Road safety

Road safety spending in Scotland has risen by £17m

The Scottish Government has confirmed that the extra spending for 2022-23 will help meet commitments outlined in a plan released last month, which sets the target for Scotland to have the best road safety performance anywhere in the world.

The goal is for improvements to be put in place to ensure that by 2050, no one is killed or seriously injured on the country’s roads.

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Official figures show that in 2020, 142 people were killed in road accidents in Scotland, with 1,539 people seriously injured and 3,311 slightly injured.

The extra money will help cut scenes like this.

Ms Gilruth said: “Scotland can be proud of its longstanding commitment to improving road safety. I want this to continue, but also that we continue to make improvements.

“Our aim is for Scotland to have the best road safety performance in the world and so I am pleased to confirm that the Scottish Government will be investing £17 million to improve road safety over the coming year.

“This significantly improved funding package will help us ensure that Scotland has the best road safety performance in the world by 2030 and achieve our long-term goal of ‘Vision Zero’ where no one is seriously injured or killed on our roads by 2050. .

“Whether it’s providing grants to organizations through our future Road Safety Improvement Fund or supporting more award-winning marketing campaigns run through Road Safety Scotland, all this money will support the ambitious commitments of Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030.”

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