FATALITIES and serious injuries caused by collisions on Moray’s roads have fallen to an all-time low.
The welcome figures come as Inspector Scott Mann, Moray’s roads policing chief, prepares to hand over to his successor under the move to a single Scottish police force next month.
Inspector Ewan Innes, based in Inverurie, will have responsibility for roads policing for Moray and Aberdeenshire under the new force, with a roads team still based in Moray.
Insp Mann said credit for the improving roads figures in Moray is down to the work of his team and partner agencies involved in a range of initiatives over the years.
In 2006-07, there were 11 people killed as a result of road collisions in Moray and seven of those were aged 25 or younger (64%). In respect of all personal injury road collisions that year, young drivers were involved in around 45% of those collisions.
Since 2006 there has been a year on year reduction in road collisions and associated road casualties in Moray. So far in 2012-13, only one person has died as a result of a road collision in Moray.Along with partners, in particular those on the Moray Road Safety Group which is linked to the Moray Community Planning Partnership, Grampian Police have made casualty reduction a priority since 2006, with a particular focus on young people and young drivers.Read the full interview with Inspector Scott Mann in The Northern Scot print version.