Useful Resources for Road Users
Organisations and groups
Although driving on British roads has become substantially safer over the last few decades, accidents do occur on roads and motorways every day. We've compiled a list of useful websites that we feel help to raise awareness of road safety, as well as other traffic, motoring and government organisations that you may be interested in.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a registered charity that helps to promote road safety and the prevention of accidents, not only on the road, but also at work and in the home. With as many as six people dying unnecessarily on UK roads, RoSPA's mission is to help reduce accidents on Britain's roads and motorways.
Road safety in Scotland is this organisation's primary concern, and these are Scotland's authority on road safety. The organisation provides support and advice for all road users, as well as providing tools, publications and videos to help reduce the amount of traffic accidents in Scotland.
Aiming to provide road safety information for users of UK roads and highways, Think! encourages drivers, cyclists and other road users to change their behaviour and reduce the number of accidents and injuries on British roads. The website has a wealth of information, including campaign videos, information about using country roads, wearing seatbelts, drug/drink driving, driver fatigue and speed awareness.
Brake is a charity that aims to reduce carnage on roads across the world. The charity helps to raise awareness among road users in order to reduce the amount of people killed, as well as make Britain's communities a safer place to travel.
The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognises those who have helped to improve Britain's road safety through a series of events, culminating at the annual National Awards in London each year.
A leading forum that promotes and devises solutions to the problems associated with road safety. Roadsafety's goals are to reduce the amount of deaths on British roads by 'supporting and encouraging partnerships between the private sector and road safety professionals'.
A national organisation that is campaigning and raising awareness of road safety issues in order to reduce the number of accidents and collisions on British roads.
Established to create 'unity from diversity', this organisation works to reduce casualty numbers on our roads and highways through education, training, school crossing patrols, strategies and other resources.
Educating young drivers about the dangers associated with driving cars - Kill your speed, not your mates.
A not-for-profit organisation that campaigns to reduce road traffic default speed limit on residential and urban roads to 20mph.
An award-winning young driver education programme that aims to change attitudes and influencing behaviour to save lives on the roads.
The Department for Transport supports Britain's transport networks and provides investment and support for the traffic and transport infrastructure. The organisation - run by the government, is responsible for providing the policy, funding and money to improve Britain's road network.
DVLA is supported by the Department for Transport (DfT), and ensures that all vehicles are recorded and registered. This data is used to improve the safety on Britain's roads, as well as improve the safety on our roads and reduce tax evasion by motorists using unregistered vehicles.
The Highways Agency is the official organisation that maintains and manages Englands's primary A roads and motorways. Set up and run by the Department for Transport, their aim is to operate and maintain the 4,300 miles of strategic road network (motorways and trunk roads) across the country.
Transport for London exists to help keep London's transport infrastructure working. TfF is responsible for surface transport (buses, cycling, river and taxis), rail and underground (the 'Tube'), and the construction and operation of the Crossrail service, which links Maidenhead/Heathrow with Shenfield/Abbey Wood.
Traffic Scotland provides information of real-time traffic information on the Scottish road network, including information about road conditions, roadworks, accidents and road closures that may affect motorists across the country.
A useful section of the government's website that provides data and statistics of personal injury accidents that occur on English and Welsh roads. The website also provides data regarding hospital admissions, death registrations and details of motoring offences that have been recorded through the Home Office and Ministry of Justice.
The Highway Code promotes safe driving and use of roads and highways in England, Scotland and Wales, and provides statutory rules, printed in publication format, that every driver must obey. The aim of the rules are to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on our roads.
Pass Plus is a practical training course, run by the Government, that helps motorists refine their driving skills by teaching them to improve their skills. Especially useful for drivers who have recently passed their driving test, the course is undertaken by a Pass Plus registered and approved driving instructor (ADI). Completing the course can help to reduce car insurance premiums.
Pass Plus Cymru (www.dragondriver.com - fantastic website address!) is a six-lesson course that young drivers can take to help them increase their level of driving experience. As well as helping young drivers to boost their skills behind a wheel, it also helps to reduce car insurance premiums.
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