Online survey seeks bikers’ views about safety initiatives

Louise Calder 2019, News

Press release from Road Safety North East Scotland Bikers are being asked for their views on local road safety initiatives aimed at them, as part of an ongoing study into their effectiveness. The online survey is looking for honest views and opinions about bikers’ experiences to see how much impact such courses have on bikers’ attitudes and behaviour. Robert Gordon University (RGU) is working with Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) on the project, which may help inform the development of future safety initiatives. Operation Zenith, Bike Safe and the …

Road safety group urges road users to think about motorcyclists for “Safer September”

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

With autumn now here, Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) is urging all road users to think about motorcycle road safety, as the traditional riding season draws to a close. For many motorcyclists September is one of the final months when their machines will see regular use on the road – poorer weather and reduced daylight hours towards the end of the year means many motorcycles see limited use until spring returns. Statistics show September produced the highest monthly total of north east motorcycle casualties during the ten-year period between …

Scheme to support older drivers launched in north east

Lucy Johnston Uncategorized

A new road safety initiative has started in north east Scotland, aimed at supporting older drivers. Older drivers (65+) have been identified as a Priority Focus Area in the Scottish Government’s national Road Safety Framework; the related outcome seeks to ‘increase awareness, knowledge and capability of older drivers, and their families, to make informed choices about safe driving.’ Data obtained recently from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency reveals there are over 75,000 people aged 65 years and over who hold a driving licence resident in north-east Scotland (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire …

Road safety group’s provisional figures show north east road deaths at forty year low

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

The number of people fatally injured on north east roads is at its lowest level since current records began in 1974, provisional road casualty data shows. The figures have been highlighted by Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES), a partnership of public bodies promoting safe road use locally. Provisional statistics reveal that during 2017, 14 people died as a result of their involvement in a road traffic collision in the combined local authority areas of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Records show the highest number of casualties was in 1976, when …

New online presence for north east road safety partners

Lucy Johnston 2017

Road safety partners across the north east of Scotland will promote safety advice and information from a new Twitter account. Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) will share information relevant to the local authority areas managed by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council. The partners are drawn from the organisations jointly delivering the North East Scotland Road Casualty Reduction Strategy. In addition to the three councils, RSNES includes: Nestrans, NHS Grampian, the North Safety Camera Unit, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The intention is …