Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020 ends on 31 December. Although Scotland's road casualties are at the lowest levels since records began, to achieve the further 50% reduction in People Killed and Seriously Injured by 2030, as recommended by the United Nations and the European Union, a step change in road safety delivery is required. In response to the above challenge and in partnership with the road safety community and key stakeholders the Scottish Government has developed this draft Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030 to strengthen Scotland’s position as a world leader in road safety, out for public consultation from 8 September until 1 December.
The consultation outlines the Scottish Government’s ambitious and compelling long-term vision for road safety where there are zero fatalities or serious injuries on Scotland’s roads by 2050. The journey to achieving this vision proposes ambitious interim targets where the number of people being killed or seriously injured on our roads will be halved by 2030. The framework is intended to inform proposals for achieving the targets which will be crucial to Scotland aspiring to have to have the safest road safety performance in the world. In line with international best practice we will look to embed the Safe System approach within Scotland’s road safety delivery framework. The framework will put people at its centre, and will provide a more-forgiving road system that takes human vulnerability and fallibility into account; it recognises that people are fragile and make mistakes that can lead to collisions but it should not lead to death or serious injury.
This public consultation gives every road users the opportunity to tell us what our road safety priorities should be in the next decade to achieve the proposed Vision Zero by 2050.