Following some simple road safety tips can be the difference between safely driving home from work on a daily basis and causing an accident which results in injuries to yourself or others. Road Safety Scotland aims to ensure the safety of more road users by providing guidance and educational tools to everyone in Scotland. The use of initiative and campaigns across the country is aimed at helping road users understand the importance of staying safe while driving to prevent accidents and collisions.
Road Safety Scotland is funded by Transport Scotland and works closely with the fire and rescue services, the police and many national bodies to promote safe road use around the country. They aim to lower the number of casualties on the road as well as to promote the development of educational materials and publicity campaigns to effectively show road users potential driving risks. The scheme provides educational tools and resources for those who wish to become a qualified road safety trainer. Road safety schemes like this one can provide a localised advice centre for those who feel they need advice on road safety issues. There are unfortunately many drivers who do not heed the information available and still take risks on the road.
Victims of road traffic accidents
Those who drive safely and follow the Highway Code can expect to lower their risk of an accident on the road. Of course, there are still other drivers who may put you at risk if they choose to drive carelessly. Plenty of advice is offered by Road Safety Scotland as well as many other organisations for drivers who wish to take certain precautions but are unsure how to do so. Drivers may not follow the speed limits, they may not take more care at pedestrian sites and in rural areas or they may drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Should a road user like this cause an accident that you are involved in, you may be able to claim for compensation for your injuries. A compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.
Claiming for road traffic compensation
Accident Advice Helpline works with a team of solicitors who can help you make your claim for compensation if you have an accident that is someone else’s fault. Should you be injured in a road traffic accident and another driver was at fault, we may be able to win you a cash payout to help you cope during a stressful time. Call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 for no-obligation advice from our team today.
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown