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Lockerbie Academy has integrated road safety in its educational programme, in physics through the themes of speed, velocity, distance and braking. Together with Police Scotland, students simulated road crashes. They surveyed parents and teachers about their awareness of driving in bad conditions and worked on a plan to assist drivers in different traffic situations. Recently we added a safe winter drive campaign where the Police taught the students how to do winter car checks and then the students went to a local supermarket and under police and teacher guidance checked local cars..

CSW Online is a technological solution to modernise The Community Speedwatch initiative and co-ordinate groups on behalf of the Police. As a group of experienced Speedwatch volunteers ourselves and professional software developers, our team has developed and introduced a web-based application platform to manage all aspects of Community Speedwatch activity.

Every four minutes a child is prematurely lost on the roads of this world.Many more are injured, often severely. Throughout the world, roads are bustling with people operating cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds; with pedestrians and other types of road users. Travel made possible by motor vehicles supports economic and social development in many countries and makes transporting goods and people fast and easy. Despite these benefits, however, motor vehicles are involved in accidents that are responsible for millions of deaths and injuries every year worldwide.

In partnership with a local motorcycle training school we deliver an awareness training course to new and young riders. Following a comprehensive review of the casualty patterns and rider profiles, we have developed a programme to encourage riders to attend a 2 hour session prior to their compulsory basic training to deliver information on rider position, basic maintenance, but more importantly about anticipation, and awareness of road dangers. To date 210 young people have taken part. The course is based on constructivism educational approach and uses the C-BOM behaviour change model.

Meeting with members of best Driver Trainer Association in UK - ADINJC www.adinjc.org.uk Promoting ERSC

2 interventions this week. One for 14/15 year olds covering dangers of motorcycle riding for new riders; 2nd for 15/16 year olds with specific focus on drink/drug driving

I deliver a workshop to children aged 11 to 13 during their Life Skills Week initiative. After introducing a small but relevant highway code quiz, we spend time looking at how they can't effectively do two things at once (use technology and cross the road safely) and produce a Road Safety Policy for their school.

Throughout the world, roads are bustling with people operating cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles and mopeds; with pedestrians and other types of road users. Travel made possible by motor vehicles supports economic and social development in many countries and makes transporting goods and people fast and easy. Despite these benefits, however, motor vehicles are involved in accidents that are responsible for millions of deaths and injuries every year worldwide. Globally, every-year, about 1.3 million people are killed in motor vehicle accidents and 20-50 million more are seriously injured.

Road Zero Group Ltd. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529989547298631/ is a not for profit road safety campaign organisation for the 5 main areas of concern for Road traffic collisions, Zero Fatalities is all about eliminating fatalities on our roadways. Some people may think zero is an impossible goal, but when it comes to your life, or the lives of your friends and family, what other number would be acceptable? We’re aiming for Zero Fatalities because everyone matters.

Blue Light Aware is an information and training video produced on behalf of the Emergency Services. The aim is simple - to help educate the general public on what to do to help an emergency vehicle on a "blue light run." By better understanding the needs of the emergency driver, the general public can reduce the risks that they face by acting appropriately when driving.

Deaths among cyclists represent a swaggering share of all road fatalities. The most fatal accidents for cyclists are those with buses, LGVs and HGVs. Accidents occurring due to the blind spot of a lorry turning right account to almost a third of all serious cyclist-lorry accidents.

Road Safety is invaluable for our school.  We are situated on a main road that leads to a truck stop and access to the motorway.  We work closely with our Council Road Safety officer Marion Shearer who comes in regularly to support any work we are doing.

Many schools experience chaotic traffic scenes at the beginning and end of the school day. As a school, we alongside The City of Edinburgh Council, took decision to limit traffic in the street directly outside the school at key times, meaning that parents would not be able to park right at the gates to drop off. Our aim is always to create a safer, more pleasant environment.

In S1-S3 we introduce all the Physics of Mechanics and Dynamics through a Road Safety theme. We teach speed, velocity, distance, displacement, stopping, braking and thinking distances through a game called Chicken Run where students have to predict the stopping distances of a car under various conditions and speeds. In S3 students use the knowledge they've gained to complete a simulated Road Crash that was put together by Police Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway).

The focus behind the Hartpury College annual Road Safety event was to raise awareness amongst our students on how to drive safely, sensibly and to change the attitude and behaviour of young drivers and their passengers. The principal of the day was also to work closely with the Road Safety Partnership and the Police Crime Commissioner to reinforce his priority of Safe and Social Driving.

Don't risk it on the roads is a road safety campaign set up by the student council after one of our students was hit by a motorbike whilst crossing the road by our school. His injuries were so serious he was air lifted to a London hospital for specialist treatment. The student council immediately decided it was time to campaign to the local council and point out the dangers faced by all who used the road on a daily basis. They were committed to making the roads in their local area safer for all who used them.

Abbey School pupils make a music video to encourage walking, cycling and scooting to school.

Pupils of Abbey School in conjunction with the Manchester rapper, RIO (Rio Nelson) and rock band, Strickland, have produced a fun, rock- rap music video that was entirely thought up, produced and features the pupils of Abbey School.

It is likely that around 28,000 people will be injured on roads in the Greater London Area this year, some 3000 of those will be killed or seriously injured. Our aim is to reduce these needless casualties by producing and promoting resources and publicity materials and by providing a forum to discuss road safety issues. We welcome your comments and feedback to this site. Please contact us with your ideas or suggestions. The London Road Safety Council initiated the voluntary accident prevention movement in Great Britain in 1916.

S.A.M.E Academy has been designed to educate, young, novice and the next generation of drivers around the importance of road safety. This innovative organisation aims to contribute dramatically to reducing the instances of road traffic accidents and driving related crimes in the UK, within young people (14-21 years old). As you may know, young drivers are the most at risk road user with more than 2 of every 5 deaths involving a young drive.

Wasted Lives is a FREE programme delivering key road safety messages to new and soon to be drivers across Lancashire. Delivered by road safety faciliators from both Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, the programme has been running since June 2008 and has educated over 33,500 16-25 year olds about the potential consequences of speeding, using your mobile phone, not wearing seatbelts and drugs and alcohol.

UKRO is a fast moving dynamic organisation that is determined to push vehicle extrication and Trauma care to its professional pinnacle and to drive the national agenda on road death reduction.

The Floow design the world's most advanced and lowest-cost telematics systems. Driver education and advice is delivered to all end user drivers through mobile phones after each journey, and then later through online web portals. The educational content is unique and relative to how the individual has driven. Content is direct and based upon scoring elements relating to safe driving. Details of scores are showcased to the user to encourage them to improve their driving behaviour and promote road safety.

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