Road safety and cycling – what the evidence shows

Organisation: Cycling Scotland

Date of Publication: July 2023

Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 18 July 2023

This report comprises an analysis of injury collision data published in Reported Road Casualties Scotland.

The key points to emerge are as follows:

  • In collisions between bikes and vehicles, the person driving the vehicle is more often at fault (73% of factors contributing to a collision are assigned to the driver)
  • Collisions resulting in serious injury to people cycling happen in every part of Scotland
  • Wearing dark clothing while cycling is not a common cause of serious collisions
  • Engineering, education and enforcement measures are critical to reducing fatal and serious injuries in collisions involving people cycling

Click on the link below to read the full analysis:–what-the-evidence-shows