The number of people killed or injured on Scotland’s roads in 2021 remained in line with 2020, according to latest statistics.

The Reported Road Casualties publication, released by Transport Scotland, provides finalised figures for the number of people injured or killed in collisions, following the publication of provisional figures in May.

The figures confirm that 140 people were killed in reported road incidents in Scotland in 2021, one fewer than in 2020.

The overall number of casualties rose slightly in 2021 from record lows in 2020, from 5,056 to 5,103.

Transport Scotland said, just like 2020, the 2021 casualty numbers were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated impacts on travel.

The report also found car crash rates varied markedly by age and sex.

The highest rate was for men aged between 17 and 25, with a rate of 1.9 per 1,000 of the population, one and a half times more than the rate for women of the same age.

Estimates also suggest that the number of drink-drive incidents have fallen by 64 per cent between 2010 and 2020 – from 530 accidents to 190.