WAK roads second worst safety in UK

A road safety map has revealed where you are most likely to be killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents in Scotland.

The research has been published by the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Traffic Accidents (PACTS) in collaboration with motoring group RAC.

The data from PACTS revealed the north east of Scotland to have the worst record of the most serious crashes with analysts recognising that rural areas were more likely to suffer.

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine had the second worst record for accidents where at least one individual has been killed or seriously injured (KSI) in the entirety of the UK, with a casualty rate 82 per cent above the national average.

Crashes here were more likely to happen on a Saturday with more accidents recorded between 4pm and 5pm than at any other time.

The report states that the number of casualties in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine are well above the UK average of 111, at 182. Banff and Buchan was the worst area, with 211.

The report said: “The constituencies with the highest indices tend to be very rural in nature, probably reflecting the high speed impacts as vehicles travel at faster speeds on roads with fewer safety engineering measures to reduce inherent risks in the road network.”

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