HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 cc582-3W
Mr. David Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what research his Department has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on road accident deaths in Scotland. [44684]

Mr. McLeish

As part of a continuing programme of road safety research, The Scottish Office has commissioned, in the past 10 years, 6 research studies which have included consideration of road accident deaths. These studies, which are listed below, looked at all categories of road accident casualties from fatal to slight: none has looked only at deaths. All have been evaluated by The Scottish Office Central Research Unit except for the study on the circumstances of child pedestrian accidents, which is due for completion later this year. Must Do Better"—A Study of Child Pedestrian Accidents and Road Crossing Behaviour in Scotland, published 1989; The Pedestrian Casualty Problem in Scotland—Why So Many", published 1996; Accidents at Signal Controlled Junctions and Pelican Crossings in Glasgow", published 1996; Linking Road Traffic Accident Statistics to Census Data in Lothian", published 1996: Impact of the Road Network on Scotland's Accident Rates", published 1997; The Circumstances of Child Pedestrian Accidents", (not yet published).

A Review of The Scottish Office Road Safety Research Programme 1989–97 was published in 1997 by The Scottish Office Central Research Unit.