Scotland's Road Safety Framework

Transport Scotland Road Safety Policy are delighted to have so many groups contributing to cutting deaths on Scotland’s roads.

Below is a list of previous successful applications for match funding. Transport Scotland Road Safety Policy hope it inspires you to get involved.

Funding period: 2019/20

Location: Various

Key priority: Age

Organisation: RoSPA

Main aims:

  • Encourage older drivers to review their current driver ability and relevant health issues, such as eyesight and cognitive skills to ensure their driving ability is safe.
  • Develop individual skills and life patterns to ensure older drivers are fit to drive safely, for as long as possible.
  • Through partner agencies, provide advice/guidance and direct assistance where necessary for older persons to continue to use our roads.


Funding period: 2016/17

Location: Argyll and Bute / Online /Free magazine distributed across Scotland

Key priority: Speed

Organisations: Argyll and Bute Local Authority / INDMedia

Main aims:

  • A Scottish biker magazine also developed as a website initiative with the overall aim to provide resources to all motorcyclists helping to improve their knowledge, behaviours and skills, contributing towards a reduction in motorcyclist casualty rates.

Funding period: 2017/18

Location: Scottish Borders

Key priority: Age / Speed

Organisations: Police Scotland / Scottish Fire and Rescue / Scottish Ambulance service / Scottish Borders Council / IAM Road Smart (Institute of Advanced Motorists) / Cleland Volvo

Main aims:

  • Drivewise, is designed to reduce the number of casualties on the roads while positively influencing the attitudes and behaviours of drivers and passengers in the Scottish Borders.
  • Combining practical and theoretical training for pre, new and mature drivers; Drivewise sets out to address a gap in driver education.

Funding period: 2017/18

Location: Lossiemouth / Moniaive / Mount Florida, Glasgow / TillyDrone, Aberdeen / Inverness

Key priority: Speed / VRU

Organisations: Living Streets

Main aims:

  • Living Streets worked with local authorities, community organisations, residents, hard to reach groups and other interest groups to support and develop the role all stakeholders could play in introducing and realising the benefits from lower speed limits.

Funding period: 2017/18

Location: Throughout Scotland

Key Priority: Age / VRU

Organisations: Cycling Scotland / Glasgow City Council

Main aims:

  • Practical Cycle Awareness Training courses aim is to develop safer driving practices and promote greater awareness of vulnerable road users, including people cycling, to ultimately promote safer driving behaviours and attitudes.
  • The course is specifically designed for candidates with a provisional licence preparing for their driving test.

Funding period: 2017/18

Location: Glasgow

Key priority: Speed / Age / VRU

Organisations: Glasgow City Council / Police Scotland

Main aims:

  • The programme aims to raise awareness of road safety, the issue of speeding and inappropriate speed within communities, especially around schools.
  • Valuable information and data gathered will investigate the links between road safety and disadvantaged children and those in ethnic minority groups.

Funding period: 2017/18

Location: Glasgow / Online resource

Key priority: Speed / Age / VRU

Organisation: Safety Cameras Scotland / Police Scotland / Glasgow City Council

Main aims:

  • A road safety intervention aimed at school pupils aged 16-18 years to demonstrate road safety consequences as a result of undesirable behavioural choices i.e. distraction, speeding.
  • This 50-minute classroom lesson utilises Virtual Reality (VR) to engage with young road users and encourage them to think about making changes to behaviours that would improve their safety when using the road.

Funding period: 2018/19

Location: Throughout Scotland

Key priority: Age

Organisation: RoSPA

Main aims:

  • With Scotland’s ageing population and an increasing number of older drivers on our roads, the challenge is to enable older people to drive safely for as long as possible.
  • The Destination Drive project will aim to encourage older drivers to review their current driver ability, their individual driving skills and relevant health issues, such as eyesight and cognitive skills to ensure their driving ability is safe for all road users.

Funding period: 2018/19

Location: Borders and Fife

Key priority: Speed / Age / VRU

Organisations: Fife Council Safer Communities / Police Scotland / Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Main aims:

  • This project aims to provide a tri-pronged approach in an effort to reduce serious and fatal road accidents in the Scottish Borders and Fife.
  • To deliver educational opportunities to the most vulnerable road users in the area through structured programmes of direct action and the promotion of positive attitudes.

Drivewise Fife Plus Pass

Funding period: 2018/19

Location: North and North East of Scotland.

Key priority: Speed / VRU

Organisations: Police Scotland / Road Safety North East Scotland / Highland Council / Perth and Kinross Community Safety Partnership / Angus Council / Dundee Council / Scottish and Fire Rescue Service.

Main aims:

  • The aim of this project is to reduce the high number of motorcycle casualties in the North and North East of Scotland by delivering a bespoke defensive rider training package aimed at improving rider skills and enhancing safety.
  • Roadside hazards will be gathered and passed to the roads authority for investigation, contributing to the Safe Systems approach.
  • The project is a multi-agency initiative delivered across the North and North East of Scotland, supported by the respective Road and Community Safety Groups.

Funding period: 2018/19

Location: Various

Key priority: Speed / Age / VRU

Organisation: ScORSA

Main aims:

  • This project aims to provide a unique facility for SMEs in Scotland to implement, manage and access occupational road risk.
  • It also aims to encourage joint working and raise awareness in organisations of the need for action on work related road safety, promote the exchange of information and best practise, and encourage the introduction of technology within fleet users to regulate and recognise the risk posed by speeding.

The following initiatives received funding through the Road Safety Framework Evaluation Fund.

Bikeability Scotland Broader Road Safety Perceptions of 10+ Age Range

Funding period: 2020/21

Organisation: Cycling Scotland

Main aims and objectives:

  • Investigate young people’s attitudes to road safety, with particular focus on how these are supported and influenced by Bikeability Scotland.
  • Identify the safety concerns and motivations children experience at a crucial transition age where they will have more independence in their travel choices moving from primary to secondary school.