Friday, 14 August 2009

Dangerous walking in Aberdeen

The number of pedestrians injured on Aberdeen roads has reached its highest level for a decade, new figures reveal. Questions were being asked last night after it emerged that the number of pedestrians seriously injured on city roads more than doubled between 2007 and 2008.

Each fatality on Scotland’s roads costs taxpayers an estimated £1,648,390, while every serious accident costs £185,220.

Someone in the Comments box relates this to the reduction in traffic policing:

Pedestrians are subjected to the same selfish attitude by many of the drivers in Aberdeen the cyclists and motorcyclists are subjected to on a daily basis. The reason for this is due to the lack of "everyday policing" that appears to have vanished from the city.