The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland are teaming up to encourage drivers to set a good example to future generations and to help develop a healthy attitude to road safety among young drivers. Last year’s successful Kids in the Car campaign is being used to demonstrate how parents and adults have a responsibility to set a positive example while driving to young children as kids are likely to be influenced by their parents’ attitudes to road safety. As children are influenced greatly by the adults around them, the campaign was set up to educate parents on how they can create safer roads by exhibiting safe driving behaviours. Worldwide research has shown that there is a link between parents’ driving behaviours and the behaviours of their children on the road when they begin driving. It is thought that these behaviours are picked up by children very early on, making them highly likely to become a dangerous driver if their parents display this attitude on the road. Simple behaviours such as putting on a seatbelt and being sympathetic to other drivers can influence children to do the same. Also, keeping under speed limits and avoiding distractions are good habits to adopt. This campaign is the first of its kind and has proven to be successful in educating parents and other road users.
Simple road safety techniques
Adopting respectful and responsible attitudes on the road can help to create safer roads for the future according to the Kids in the Car campaign. This means being respectful of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, avoiding driving dangerously and keeping under the speed limit. In addition, distractions like mobile phones should be avoided and looking around thoroughly while driving are all good, simple road safety habits to adopt. Although many people do this as standard, there are still many drivers who are not as responsible. If you have been involved in an accident with one of these drivers, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Road traffic accident compensation
Accident Advice Helpline is available to call 24/7 should you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was the fault of someone else. Call for no-obligation advice from our expert team regarding your accident and subsequent injury to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Our no win, no fee* policy will ensure that your own finances are protected and you only benefit from claiming with us. Compensation can help you with any loss of wages or unforeseen costs associated with your injury if you have been involved in a road accident.
Source: Don’t Risk It
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown