We all need to use the roads network as part of our daily lives. However, sadly we know that road accidents still represent one of the leading causes of accidental death to our children and young people.
It is, therefore, vitally important to ensure that we all have the necessary skills and knowledge to use our roads network safely to minimise the risk of injury.
The Road Safety Framework to 2030, sets out a compelling long-term vision for road safety, ‘Vision Zero’, in which there are no fatalities and injuries on Scotland’s roads by 2050. The journey to achieving this vision also includes ambitious interim targets where the number of people being killed or seriously injured on our roads will be halved by 2030.
If this is to be achieved, we must maintain the excellent road safety support systems that exist in our schools and communities. By engaging our children at an early stage in their road safety learning journey, we hope to help provide them with strategies for a lifetime, helping to keep themselves and others safe in the road environment.
The following pages provide information on road safety learning resources developed specifically to support Curriculum for Excellence in all schools.