Scotland's Road Safety Framework

Finalised statistics for 2022 confirms that the number of people killed in reported road collisions in Scotland has increased from 2021, from 141 to 173.

There were a total of 5,621 road casualties reported in 2022. This is 506 or 10% higher than 2021. Of the 5,621 road casualties, 1,776 people were seriously injured and 3,672 people were slightly injured.

The increase in casualties in 2022 may be linked to the higher levels of traffic seen in 2022 compared with 2021. The Department for Transport (DfT) estimate that motor traffic volume increased by 9% in Scotland in 2022 compared with 2021, almost as high as pre-pandemic levels.


Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030 includes national casualty reduction targets to be achieved by 2030.

To illustrate the reductions necessary, the following table shows the figures for the 2014-2018 baseline period, the latest position, and the eventual target levels.

Target description2014-2018 average20212030 target
People killed (50% reduction)17417387
People seriously injured* (50% reduction)2,9081,7761,454
Children (aged < 16) killed (3 year average) (60% reduction)632
Children (aged < 16) seriously injured * (60% reduction)278176111

*Please note that due to changes in severity recording, the number of seriously and slightly injured people cannot be directly compared to those reported in previous years. Progress against these targets has been calculated on the basis of adjusted figures provided by the Department for Transport.

You can find the full published report on the below link: