Two Scottish road safety initiatives have been recognised in the 2011 Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards (PMIRSA)* scheme.
The JRSO scheme in Scotland was launched nationally in 2002, following the success of local schemes in various areas across the country. Now, All Together for Road Safety, launched in 2009 by Road Safety Scotland, has won the 2011 Prince Michael International Road Safety Education and Training Award.
The scheme has an interactive website at its core which provides a full menu of information, support, ideas and interactive games. JRSOs also have a member’s site which allows them to showcase their work, share ideas, discuss their activities, learn how to make animated movies, and upload materials and pictures.
The PMIRSA 2011 Motorcycle Industry Award has been presented to Police in Scotland for the ‘Around the Corner’ campaign, which was launched in 2007 to reduce casualties on Scottish Borders’ roads. By 2009 the campaign had already played a significant part in reducing casualties and was adopted by several other Forces. For the 2011 motorcycle season it became the first Scottish national motorcycle safety campaign.
*The PMIRSA are organised and managed by RoadSafe. They are presented to individuals, companies or organisations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving road safety. For more information visit: http://www.roadsafetyawards.com/