How the Scotsman’s Alistair Dalton spun a one-year increase in a 40 year dramatic downward trend
Thanks to a parliamentary question at Holyrood last week by Finlay Carson, state broadcasters and both Tory car-experts, Carson and Carlaw (?), were shocked to discover that in only one case out of more than 800, was a ‘poor or defective road surface’ even a ‘contributory factor’ in the collision. In NO case was there a prosecution resulting from ‘poor maintenance.’
There were more than 800 fatalities on Scotland roads over the last 5 years, as the level of death and injury thankfully plummeted to less than one fifth of that in 1970.
Details of the question and response:
Reporting Scotland: ‘Man dies ‘after’ going over bump in road!