Welcome to our pages about our Road Safety Work. More resources can be found at
19th September 2018 Project EDWARD-
European Day Without A Road Death
– wonderful news. No deaths on D&G roads on 21st September 2016. Let’s keep it this way.
These pages give the details of our Road Safety Projects that we have completed over the last few years. This culminated in receiving the European Road Safety Awards Special Jacque Barrot Prize in 2016.
“This year, a special prize was dedicated to Jacques Barrot, former Transport Commissioner and ardent supporter of road safety, who handed over the very first European Road Safety Award exactly ten years ago. The winner was selected by the audience present at the ceremony from among the five winners. It is : Lockerbie Academy (UK).”
Violeta Bulc said: “I am very impressed with the commitment and creativity that this year’s winners have demonstrated. Grassroots initiatives like these are crucial in our efforts to reach our strategic goal to halve road fatalities by 2020. I can only encourage everyone, at whatever level you work, to carry on the great work and to pass on your experiences, so that great ideas can be used again elsewhere.”
Recently, annual road safety statistics published by the European Commission confirmed that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a slowdown in reducing road fatalities. 26,000 people lost their lives on EU roads last year, 5, 500 fewer than in 2010. There was however no improvement at EU level compared to 2014.
Lockerbie Academy (United Kingdom): The Lockerbie Academy has integrated road safety in its educational programme, namely in physics through the themes of speed, velocity, distance and braking. Together with Police Scotland, students simulated road crashes. They also surveyed parents and teachers about their awareness of driving in bad conditions and worked on a plan to assist drivers in different traffic situations.
The initiative is rewarded for its innovative nature of raising awareness of road safety while progressing in the normal school curricula. The entertaining nature of some activities increases the effectiveness of the programme. It also creates a link between generations while improving road users’ behaviour. Finally, the programme could be easily transferred to other schools thanks to its well-drafted educational material.
In the other posts you’ll find details of all of our projects and eventually it will be tidied up into a more concise set of posts. For now I just thought I ought to share our story. So many people have helped along the way and I cannot thank them enough. You know if you’ve helped us- be proud everyone of you as it is your prize too.
All resources will eventually be uploaded for you to use and share.