A new qualification for road safety professionals is being launched in Scotland by the Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents. The road safety course is to be offered to many professionals such as those in the emergency services, local authority workers and public bodies who will be among the first in the UK to receive a qualification of this calibre. The course was launched during the Royal Highland Show and has been approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority as an A Level or Advanced Higher course. The qualification will cover five topics including priority road users and road casualty evaluation and will help professionals to identify and advise at-risk road users. This comes as Police Scotland has reduced the number of road safety officers in Scotland and is now leaving the responsibility with local authorities. As the course will focus on more advanced aspects of road safety, professionals will now be fully equipped to deal with at-risk road users and law breakers in the country.
Highlighting road safety
A road safety course like this one aims to reduce the number of casualties on the road and to prevent frequent accidents from occurring. The more professionals who are trained in road safety, the more members of the public can stay aware of its importance. Potential hazards are everywhere therefore, every road user should make an effort to stay safe at all times. However, not every driver has this attitude and accidents still have the potential to happen. If someone crashes into your vehicle or you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, you may be able to claim for compensation if the accident was someone else’s fault. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with claiming road traffic accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline’s policy
We are a law firm which operates on a no win, no fee* policy therefore, you don’t need to pay upfront to obtain advice from us. It is your legal right to claim compensation for a road accident that is someone else’s fault and we can take you step by step through this process. Just give our free 24-hour helpline a ring to speak to an expert advisor about your case. You can claim if you were a pedestrian, a driver or a passenger in any vehicle and if the accident occurred within the last three years. Should you want to determine how successful your claim is likely to be, just try our 30-second online test.
Source: Road Safety Scotland
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown