This page give links to non-commercial organisations and initiatives dedicated to improving road safety and reducing casualties. For information about commercial organisations please see the ‘Directory’ section of this website.
Links are listed alphabetically.
Road safety organisations
This is the website of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO). One of the aims of the website is to present a comprehensive national road safety diary on behalf of all road safety organisations.
The THINK! road safety campaign website.
The DSA conducts driving tests in Great Britain for cars, motorcycles, lorries, buses and other vehicles. It also maintains a register of car driving instructors and checks standards of tuition.
The Institute of Road Safety Officers (IRSO) is a central organisation for all persons actively engaged in the promotion of road safety.
LONDON ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL
The London Road Safety Council (registered charity) is a road safety forum in London which produces road safety material.
The website of the ‘Occupational Road Safety Alliance’ (ORSA), which was established in April 2002 to represent the key stakeholders in road safety and occupational safety.
ROAD SAFETY WALES
Road Safety Wales co-ordinates, stimulates and promotes road safety education, training and publicity throughout the Principality.
ROAD SAFETY SCOTLAND
Road Safety Scotland is funded by the Scottish Executive and its remit is to develop and co-odinate Scotland-wide road safety initiatives and campaigns.
National campaign for 20 mph limits where people live without humps. Free to join. Support and resources.
a2bsafely aims to provide young people with additional support needs a safe place to explore the road environment. This vulnerable group very often misses out on road safety training in primary school, and a2bsafely equips them as pedestrians, to travel independently, with the help of teachers and parents.
A supplementary DSA website, dedicated to influencing young peoples’ attitudes towards learning to drive and passing the driving test.
The website for the UK Police forces’ BikeSafe initiative, which includes links to local BikeSafe sites.
Brake is a charity that exists to prevent road deaths and injuries, and to support the victims of road crashes. Brake campaigns on road safety issues, runs educational and awareness raising campaigns and events such as Road Safety Week, has a helpline providing support to victims, and runs not for profit subscription schemes providing information, resources and events for road safety and fleet professionals.
Brake Professional is a not for profit subscription service by Brake, the road safety charity. It gives easy access to events, research, tools and campaigns that help fleet and road safety professionals implement best practice road safety projects.
CAPT – the Child Accident Prevention Trust – is a national UK charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents.
RoSPA has launched this new website on the subject of child car seats, which has been created with funding provided by the DfT. The site includes advice on all aspects of choosing, fitting and using child car restraints.
This site provides the UK with a counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service.
If you would like to know where and when any road traffic crashes happened in your neighbourhood CrashMap is the place for you. CrashMap allows users to:
Freely search the whole country seeing where crashes have occurred; Filter crashes by the year in which they took place; Quickly see which of these were the most serious; See the precise date on which the incident occurred.
The Children’s Safety Education Foundation is a national charity dedicated to the promotion and delivery of safety education to children attending schools throughout the UK.
The Cycle-Smart Foundation is a national UK charity committed to reducing the number of children who are killed and suffer long term disabilities in cycling accidents by promoting the use of cycle helmets, high visibility clothing, bike lights, cycle training and bicycle maintenance.
dft.gov.uk – Local authorities section
This website provides Government information for local authorities.
THINK! Education website is targeted at pupils, teachers and parents and promotes road safety through classroom activities, videos, posters, games and stories. The site also provides materials for parents and teachers to take outside of the classroom and plan learning across the year.
Your one-stop shop for motorcycling safety information and BSB news
E-Training World, the specialist in online driver risk assessments and e-driver training, a free online programme to highlight the dangers of drinking and driving.
Drinkaware is an independent charity which is supported by voluntary donations from across the drink’s industry.
Driving for Better Busines is a DfT funded work related road safety programme.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency website.
The European Commission’s road safety website, which was launched in September 2010.
Euroncap provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.
The European Road Assessment Programme rates roads for the risk of traffic accidents that cause death and serious injury.
Good Egg Safety is designed to keep our children safer. Whether as babies or young adults, there is a guide to help.
The online version of the Highway Code.
The Department for Transport (DfT) takes the lead on matters relating to road safety. HSE has worked with DfT to take forward the accepted recommendations of an Independent Work-Related Road Safety Task Group.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) aims to improve driving and riding standards in the UK.
A website that provides support for road accident victims in France.
Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. With our supporters we work to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets.
Transport for London’s road safety website; providing stakeholders, journalists and the public with information on the work of London Road Safety Unit (LRSU).
A CAPT site aimed at senior practitioners and policymakers working in child accident prevention, where they can share their case studies and best practice and read about the latest policy developments.
MIB was established in 1946 to form agreements with the Government to compensate the victims of negligent uninsured and untraced motorists.
The Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers ‘Guidelines for Motorcycling’.
GEM Motoring Assist’s principal aims are to improve safety for all road users through the sponsorship and initiation of accident prevention measures throughout the UK and to provide motoring and safety information to its members.
Nationwide Education is a free online education resource designed to help pupils, teachers and parents learn about the importance of road safety and sustainable living through fun interactive games, fact and work sheets for ages 4 to 16.
PACTS promotes transport safety legislation to protect human life.
Pass Plus is a scheme backed by the Government’s Driving Standards Agency and insurers to encourage newly qualified drivers to become better drivers.
This site is part of a major In-car child safety initiative across Scotland aimed at increasing awareness of the dangers of ill-fitted, inappropriate car seats.
The RAC Foundation researches and campaigns on a wide variety of issues relating to the use of motor vehicles.
A useful online information resource on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). OSA is a condition that affects breathing during sleep due to the narrowing or total closure of the airways. OSA sufferers experience disturbed sleep and symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness.
Ride to Work Day is an annual event encouraging more people to motorcycle into work.
RoadSafe is a partnership of leading companies in the motor and transport industries in Britain, the Government and road safety professionals.
A website launched in December 2010 to help anyone involved in delivering road safety education training and publicity (ETP) to evaluate the effectiveness of their work.
An online library of road safety reports, research and initiatives available free of charge to anyone. Owned and managed by Road Safety GB.
The website of the West of Scotland Road Safety Forum, which promotes road safety across the West of Scotland.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity established more than 80 years ago.
SafeKids.co.uk has been formed to offer a unique reference point on keeping children safe.
The Safety Cameras Scotland website supplies information about speed and red-light cameras across Scotland and encourages people to know their limits and drive safely.
This website contains information about Safe Routes to Schools projects and best practice.
SCARD – Support and Care After Road Death and Injury – offers support to people affected by road death and injury.
The Honest Truth works with Approved Driving Instructors to reduce the number of new and young drivers killed and seriously injured by providing free resources to help raise awareness of key safety themes.
Safer Roads by Educating Drivers – TTC 2000(Telford Training Consultants) is a not for profit organisation which is the UK’s largest provider of education for convicted drink drivers.
TyreSafe is one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations, dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers associated with defective or illegal tyres.
Offers tips and advice for new and inexperienced road users.