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.
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