Welcome from the Chair.
In my role as Chair of Road Safety West of Scotland (RSWoS), I would like to welcome you to our website.
Membership of RSWoS consists of the twelve West of Scotland Local Authorities, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service. Since its inception, the primary focus of RSWoS has been to work in partnership to deliver a quality, targeted programme of road safety education, engineering and enforcement.
Schools get ready to bridge the road safety generation gap
When was the first highway code published?
When did the first parking meters appear?
If you want to know, ask the 1000s of primary school children across the West of Scotland who are being invited to travel in time with a new road safety resource, Time Travellers.
Although reported road causalities across Scotland are at their lowest ever number, there were still twenty seven people over the age of 60 who lost their lives as pedestrians in 2014 on our roads (RRCS 2014). This was almost half of all pedestrian deaths that year and higher than any other age band, including children of primary school age.
In an effort to bridge this generation gap, to the mutual benefit of safety, Road Safety West of Scotland (RSWoS) are bringing the age groups together and have produced a ground breaking intergeneration road safety education resource that goes by the name of Time Travellers.
Time Travellers is a fun and engaging way of learning important road safety messages. Pupils in schools across the west will be asked to find someone over 60 to be their travelling partner and then together explore road safety down through the years, using colourful informative materials specially developed by RSWoS.
We all use the roads, whether walking, cycling or driving and this road safety initiative, will help young and old alike to be safer on our roads.
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