We promote road safety awareness in Scotland
Let's make 2024 safer together.
Is a change in vision affecting your driving?
As you get older, changes in your vision and other health issues can affect your driving. There are lots things you can do to continue driving safely, like getting a free NHS eye examination. Learn more about what you can do to keep driving safely.
If you hit someone at 30mph, they’re seven times more likely to die than at 20mph.
To keep everyone safe in cities, towns and villages across Scotland, new reduced 20mph speed limits will be put in place on all appropriate roads.
It’s easy to catch drug drivers.
Police in Scotland now carry drug testing kits and are able to carry out immediate roadside testing for any driver they suspect of drug driving. Know the rules, keep our roads safe.
Road User Advice
Drivers by life stage
Other road users
Wear a seatbelt
Not wearing a seatbelt can have big consequences.
These statistics show the difference it makes.
Wearing a seatbelt reduces both fatal and non-fatal injuries by 60% among front seat passengers
Wearing a seatbelt reduces both fatal and non-fatal injuries by 44% among rear seat passengers
Only 75% of drivers considered not wearing a seatbelt as ‘very serious’, well below the 93% who consider drink driving and drug driving to be ‘very serious’
Research and Reports
Let's make 2023 safer together.
RITS: Road Safety Information Tracking Study (Wave 22)Document opens in new tab.
Published February 2022
The Development of Children’s and Young People’s Attitudes to Driving: A Critical Review of the LiteratureDocument opens in new tab.
Published September 2010
Road Safety Step by StepDocument opens in new tab.
Published 12 Sep 2007