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Road Safety

Road Safety work is carried out in Fife between Fife Council services and partners with the aim of reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on Fife's roads.

Fife Pass Plus Initiative 

Fife Pass Plus is an initiative which offers new drivers an opportunity to gain more knowledge and practical driving skills in a discounted scheme subsidised by Fife Council.

The cost to the pupil is only £30.

Pass Plus is open to all new drivers who have passed their test within the past two years and are resident in Fife.

Pass Plus is an established training course aimed at new drivers with the aim of increasing safety for new road users. It consists of attending an information session and completing six modules about driving in different driving conditions:

  • in town
  • in all weathers
  • on rural roads
  • at night
  • on dual carriageways
  • on motorways


To register for the Fife Pass Plus or for further information please

email -  safercommunities.projectofficers@fife.gov.uk, or

call -      03451 55 55 55 ext 402057    

For further information on Driver Safety please click on the Good Egg Guide   

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Safe Drive Stay Alive is a road safety show which delivers hard hitting, thought provoking messages to its audience.

The show has been running for over ten years and has been seen by 50,000 school pupils and college students from all over Fife. 

  • The overall aim is to promote responsible driver and passenger behaviour in order to reduce deaths and injuries on Fife’s roads.
  • The campaign has contributed to a reduction in fatal accidents of 45% since 2000, as well as a reduction in serious accidents by 60%. 
  • The 1 hour 30 minute show is based around a filmed reconstruction of a road traffic collision. The footage is interspersed on stage, with real life testimonies by serving members of the emergency services.
  • Also, and perhaps most poignantly, stories are relayed by family members and those that have been affected directly by a road crash.


Safe Drive Stay Alive invites 4th/ 5th year school leavers from every school in Fife to attend the show and there is also a free evening show for all public to attend.

For more information on Safe Drive Stay Alive please

visit - www.facebook.com/SDSAFife 

call  - 03451 555555 ext  44 61 25 or  

email - safercommunities.projectofficers@fife.gov.uk

Child Car Seat Checks

Fife’s Safer Communities Team have staff who are trained by RoSPA and can carry out a free check your on your child car seat.                                      
Whether you are unsure over the fitting of your childs car seat or would just like peace of mind then please contact us.

A check will take around 10 minutes.


For more information or to arrange a check  or speak to someone please
 

email safercommunities.projectofficers@fife.gov.uk or 

phone  03451 55 55 55 ext 446161

To get further information on in car safety please click on the Good Egg Guide         

Driving for work

The risk of being involved in a serious or fatal road collision while driving for work is much greater than for any other occupational task.

If you are an employer of a small, large, private or public business you should aim to develop a workable approach to occupational road risk. In doing so the benefits to your company could be: 

  • reducing the number of accidents and injuries;
  • complying with legal duties and
  • enhancing your company’s reputation.


Please visit www.scorsa.org.uk for further information 

Older Road Users

The older population in Fife continues to grow with over 20% of the population now being over the age of 60 years. Consequently the number of people over 70 years of age with a driving licence also continues to rise. This trend will continue as the population lives to an older age.

Whilst drivers over 70 are less likely to be involved in crashes involving speed, loss of control or alcohol as a cause when older drivers are involved in a crash the likelihood of them being seriously or fatally  injured is up to four times higher simply because of their frailty.

For advice and information for older drivers and families click here on RoSPA website 

and also the Good Egg Guide

Educational Resources for Schools

Fife Road Safety have worked with partners to produce the road safety inputs for the Go Safe Scotland website  www.gosafescotland.com .  This  website is designed to provide teachers with resources to use within their classes.

For more information please

phone  03451 555555 ext 402057 or 

email   safercommunities.projectofficers@fife.gov.uk


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