Road safety

Road safety in the Highlands

The cost in suffering and economic terms caused by road accidents is enormous. Each fatality costs on average £1,742,988 and the human cost of a life lost simply cannot be valued. A serious accident costs on average £195,863 and a slight accident £15,099. The average cost of all casualty accidents is £52,529.

We have a statutory duty under the Road Traffic Act 1991 to carry out measures designed to promote road safety. 

We are working towards achieving the road safety targets set out in the Scottish Road Safety Framework.

The Highland Road Safety Group (HRSG)

This is a partnership working to reduce road casualties. The group work towards the framework commitments of the HRSG Action Plan and consists of the following agencies:

  • Highland Council Road Safety Unit
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Transport Scotland
  • Bear Scotland
  • Other agencies as required
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