Green light for road safety fund

A new round of funding has been launched to further improve road safety in Scotland.

The £500k Road Safety Framework Fund aims to find innovative ideas to encourage driving at appropriate speeds, tackle issues affecting pre and existing drivers, and better protect vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians.

The move was announced by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson to support Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020. This seeks to steadily reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

Applications are welcome from any organisation across Scotland looking to support road safety, before the closing date of 9 November 2018.

Mr Matheson said:

“Partnership working is at the heart of everything we do and is key to supporting the delivery of our framework targets but we can’t do this on our own. We want to encourage applications which are innovative and demonstrate thinking outside the box so we can continue to push for greater safety on our roads.

“We owe it to future generations to keep striving for better road safety today so we can take another step closer to our vision of no-one being killed on Scotland’s road and a greatly reduced injury rate.”

For further information or to make an application, please visit:

Published 23 Aug 2018