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Collision Analysis

In road safety, Collision Analysis is known as Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP). Each year, the Road Safety team within the Council carry out a programme to identify locations where injury accidents are a cause for concern and we try to devise engineering measures to reduce the risk of accidents occurring. This is carried out using details from Police Scotland, who are responsible for collecting all personal injury road traffic collision data.

We identify individual sites, often at junctions, where the number of injury accidents in the last three years was greater than a set threshold which is reviewed every year. We also look at routes and areas where the accident rate is higher than would be expected. We then investigate the details of the accidents to try and identify patterns and develop engineering measures to try to solve the problems.

The types of engineering measures can include new signs and markings, special road surfaces, changes to the road layout, new junction types and pedestrian crossings amongst other things.

The schemes are then prioritised on the basis of their value for money in accident reduction terms. This ensures that the limited resources we have available are targeted where they will have the most benefit as there are approximately 1,000 collisions in Edinburgh each year. 

We are aiming to publish the prioritised list of schemes around October 2021.

Please contact us if you have any queries or require collision data relating to a specific location.

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Should you have any further queries on the projects above, please contact us at the following email.