2020 and Beyond
Through the OPG, consideration has been given to what will come after the conclusion of the current Framework. In the coming years partners will need to explore and build an evidence base in order to determine what to include in a new strategic plan that takes us beyond 2020.
The new strategic plan will need to encompass developments and advances in road safety, and also be informed by a broad strategic outlook at both Scottish and UK level. This will include aligning with the Review of the National Transport Strategy, together with the opportunity to take account of wider strategic drivers such as climate change ambitions and the powers that have been devolved to Scotland on speed limits and traffic signs in the Scotland Act 2016. More specifically, technology will form a key part of our thinking in driving forward road safety as we endeavour to bring about even greater casualty reductions in the years past 2020.
One life lost on Scotland's roads is one too many; and the Framework's on-going and aspirational message must remain the same: "Go safe on Scotland's roads, it's everyone's responsibility".