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.

Road safety is our priority – we aim to work as a collective to help achieve the casualty reduction targets as set out in Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020.  Road safety is everyone’s responsibility but through RSWoS, we hope to deliver consistency in approach that will ultimately improve safety on roads throughout the West of Scotland and beyond.

Enjoy our website.

Cllr Stewart MacDonald
East Dunbartonshire Council
Chair: Road Safety West of Scotland

Polls Archive

With the UK voting to leave the European Union, do you feel this will have an impact on road safety?

Yes(66%)

No(0%)

No difference(33%)

White lines could be removed from busy roads across the country in an attempt to decrease the speed of motorists, will this work?

Yes(17%)

No(82%)

In light of the recent research highlighting that, despite extensive campaigns/clinics etc child car seats are still being wrongly fitted by 7 out of 10 parents, the same level as 14 years ago. Should road safety units still resource this area of road safety?

Yes(75%)

No(25%)

On 6 April the national speed limit in England and Wales for HGVs increased from 50mph to 60mph on dual carriageways, and from 40mph to 50mph on single carriageways. Do you agree with this change?

Yes(52%)

No(47%)

A piece in the Economist recently discusses the British “penchant for horror’ road safety ads, and questions whether this approach works, do think these 'horror' adverts change behaviour and attitudes of the target audience?

Yes(58%)

No(41%)

The new alcohol limits limits for drink driving have now been lowered bringing the limit down from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood. Do you think that there should be lesser penalties for drivers that are between 50 to 80mg when tested?

No(90%)

Yes(10%)

The Government has announced two new measures which give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015, do you think:

Road casualties will drop dramatically?(16%)

Will make no difference to road casualties?(0%)

I don't believe it will ever happen on a national scale?(83%)

The Government is proposing to increase the national speed limit for heavy goods vehicles of more than 7.5 tonnes on single carriageways from 40mph to 50mph, do you?

Agree(75%)

Disagree(25%)

A new report has concluded that road deaths and serious injuries involving at-work drivers and riders is “one of the most serious road safety issues" and resources should be targetted accordingly, do you:

Agree, almost one third of all fatalities on the road involve an 'at-work' driver or rider.(0%)

Disagree, vulnerable road user such as cyclists and pedestrians are more at risk.(100%)

DfT have recently announced new plans to allow council's to cut down on the number of traffic signs. Do you think there are:

Not enough signs?(28%)

Too many signs?(28%)

Just the right number of signs?(42%)

A recent study has shown that nearly 1 in 2 drivers have admitted to using a mobile phone whilst driving, both hand-held and hands free. Do you feel that there should be a total ban on the use of all mobile devices when driving?

Yes(5%)

No(0%)

Yes except for Emergency Vehicles(94%)

The Chief Constable of Police Scotland has pledged to make enforcement on Scotland's roads more visible, have you noticed any increase?

Yes(44%)

No(55%)

In the last 6 months have you driven whilst over the limit with Alcohol?

Yes(94%)

No(5%)

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