The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is joining forces with Transport Scotland to issue a guide for councillors to ensure they can develop road safety initiatives in their area. The RoSPA road safety guide will be entitled ‘Road Safety: A Guide for Councillors’ and is hoped to reduce road traffic accidents in Scotland. The guide will detail how local authorities can use evidence based research to deliver effective road safety services and will show how councillors can deliver projects in partnership with public services and organisations. T
he document is a step by step guide to road safety policy and services in the country and is aimed at providing information to councillors on how they can reduce the number of accidents on the roads in their area. RoSPA’s road safety manager in Scotland Sandy Allan has stated that many councillors need to know what resources are available to them due to budget cuts and the numerous changes being made to councils of late. The document will explain what is available to them to effectively make changes on road safety in their area. The document includes sections on road casualties which indicate which are the highest risk groups and there is also a section on limited resources and how to make the most of them.
How road safety initiatives help
The RoSPA road safety guide is aimed at councillors in order to help them develop road safety measures in their areas and to help reduce accidents and fatalities on the roads. Road safety initiatives like this can help others to educate drivers and road users on the importance of road safety and the impact reckless driving can have on other road users and families. Simply issuing advice to drivers regarding the potential hazards of the road can remind them to take better care while driving and to avoid getting into bad habits. However, there are some road users who still drive recklessly. If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident and have been injured because of another road user, you may be able to claim compensation.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown