The number of people killed and injured on Dundee’s roads has dropped.
New figures revealed by Dundee City Council show that casualty figures are reducing towards “ambitious” Scottish Government targets.
To continue progress, councillors are being asked to approve £150,000 of new road safety measures at locations across the city.
Lynne Short, city development convener, said: “Unfortunately in the past year one person was killed and 29 were seriously injured on our roads and each one of these numbers hides a human tragedy.
“That is why it is vital that we continue to bring in measures that are proven to improve road safety, despite those sometimes being unpopular with some sections of the community.
“Despite the tragedies what we have been doing has helped to protect people from serious injury and death, and we will keep doing it until our roads are as safe as they can possibly be.”
In June 2009 the Scottish Government set national road accident casualty reduction targets for 2020. Interim targets were also set for 2015.
When compared with the figures for the period 2004-2008 Dundee has reduced casualties by 44%, against a 2020 target of 40%.
The percentage of people seriously injured over the same period has been reduced by 49%, against a 55% reduction sought by the Scottish Government.
More than a dozen sites have been identified for improvement work in the coming year and on-going accident investigations may identify additional locations. The most effective and appropriate measures will be decided after detailed design work.