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Road safety

There is more risk of death or serious injury on the roads than in any other area of domestic life. Certain behaviours, actions and conditions increase the risk. Safer Travel is about managing and reducing these risks. 

Road Safety Action Plan


Fife’s Community Safety Strategy 2011 - 2015 includes a high level strategy for road safety.  This has an outcome of “fewer people killed or seriously injured on the roads”.  The Road Safety Action Plan for Fife 2012 – 2015, which is available within the publications section on this page, sets out various actions to be undertaken to achieve this outcome with the aim of making our roads safer.  It has been developed by the Road Casualty Reduction Group, which includes representatives from Fife’s road safety partners.  Both the Community Safety Strategy and the Road Safety Action Plan are currently under review.

The Plan was developed to focus efforts towards achieving new casualty reduction targets set out by the Scottish Government.  In June 2009 the Scottish Government launched its road safety framework to 2020 'Go safe on Scotland's roads - it's everyone's responsibility'.   This framework gives challenging targets for Fife, by 2015 aiming for an overall 30% reduction in the number of people killed on Scotland’s roads, and by 2020 aiming to further reduce this to 40%.  There are also targets specifically related to reducing the number of deaths or serious injuries to children and reducing recorded slight injuries.

Fife was very successful in meeting the previous targets for 2010, with results exceeding targets on all three measures. We achieved a 51% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Fife’s roads, exceeding the target of 40%; saw a 75% reduction in the number of deaths or serious injuries to children in comparison with the 50% target; and reduced the number of slight casualties by 37%, far exceeding the 10% target.

The Road Safety Action Plan sets out how the partners involved are building on past achievements and working towards meeting these challenging targets by delivering a total of 23 actions to support safer roads and safer behaviour.  



Steve Sellars, Lead Professional, Road Safety 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 45 04 49 Contact Steve Sellars online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH
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