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RoSPA teams up with Transport Scotland for guide on preventing road casualties

Dubbed “Road safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in Scotland”, the publication is also aimed at anyone looking to reduce road casualties and comes as road casualty figures for Scotland show that 6,619 people were killed and a total of 390,331 people were injured in accidents on Scotland’s roads from 1992-2012 inclusive.

The guide demonstrates how local authorities can continue to deliver effective road safety services by: using evidence; co-ordinating with other public services; designing and delivering projects in partnership; and evaluating the effectiveness of their work. 
It is divided into several sections including: ‘Road Casualties’, which looks at high-risk groups and the main causes of accidents, and ‘Getting the Most Out of Limited Road Safety Resources’, with details on evidence and evaluation.

Sandy Allan, RoSPA’s road safety manager in Scotland, said: ‘The document will prove essential to both new and serving councillors who are looking for more information on how to save lives and reduce injuries on the roads in their wards.  It gives a step-by-step guide to road safety policy and services in Scotland.

‘It is particularly important in the current climate of change and budget restraints for those allocating resources or making policies on behalf of our communities to have a full understanding of what’s available. This document will provide the necessary information to enable informed decisions.’

For a free PDF copy of the guide visit www.rospa.com/roadsafety/info/road-safety-guide-for-councillors-scotland.pdf

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.