RoSPA has published a free “step-by-step guide to help local councillors in Scotland prevent road tragedies”.
The charity has joined forces with Transport Scotland to publish Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in Scotland, which is designed to help elected member develop road safety within their ward.
RoSPA says that although it is aimed at local councillors in Scotland, the guide will also be useful to others involved in reducing road casualties.
The guide sets out to demonstrate 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.
Sandy Allan, RoSPA’s road safety manager in Scotland, said: “The document will prove essential to 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 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.”