The Road Safety Unit within Land and Environmental Services are responsible for delivering road safety education, training and publicity throughout the city of Glasgow. One of their road safety initiatives is the Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award Scheme. Schools are invited to participate in road safety activities for the whole school with support from their dedicated road safety officers and once they have delivered road safety education and training to every pupil at every stage of their development, they are given an award at the end of the school year.
The Lord Provost presented over 60 schools with the prestigious Lord Provost’s Road Safety Award in the City Chambers.
This is the second year of the awards and it was encouraging to see that the number of schools taking part has risen from 37 to 68 schools, which is great news.
21 schools received the award for a second time which demonstrates their on-going commitment to road safety education and 47 schools received the award for the first time.
The Lord Provost, Sadie Docherty said that she wants to recognise the good work and encourage schools to continue to deliver road safety to make sure that we continue to reduce child casualties in Glasgow and help achieve her vision, where no child is killed or seriously injured on our roads.
The number of primary school children seriously injured on Glasgow’s roads has more than halved in the past 5 years, which is good news but there is still a lot of work to be done to reduce the number of children injured on our roads.