Road Safety Scotland Wins International Road Safety Award

Issued by Transport Scotland

Road Safety Scotland (RSS) – the nation’s authority on road safety – has been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for Education and Training.

Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards are presented to individuals, companies or organisations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to improving road safety.

RSS were recognised for their Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) All Together for Road Safety programme, which encourages primary school children to get involved in raising road safety awareness and promoting road safety issues in their school and the wider community.  It centres around an online resource available at www.jrso.com which provides information, support, ideas and interactive games.

Along with road safety colleagues, Mairi Blair from Road Safety Scotland, a part of Transport Scotland,  received the award from Lord Robertson of Port Ellen at the RSS Annual Seminar, and attended a lunch for all winners at the Savoy in London last week .

Mairi commented; “We’re delighted to have been recognised for our work on the JRSO All Together for Road Safety.  I’d like to extend thanks to all the children, school staff and road safety officers who are central to the JRSO programme and who continue to made it such a success. 

“RSS has been managing the JRSO resource in Scotland since 2002 and, to date, around 71% of Scottish primary schools have over 4,000 JRSOs facilitating road safety initiatives in the wider school community.

“We have plans to expand the programme to allow Scotland’s young road safety ambassadors to share their ideas on the global stage, focussing on the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2020.”

22 Dec 2011
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