Date lodged: 1 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide (a) the number, (b) the names and (c) details of individual road safety campaigns that were planned for 2016-17.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 22 February 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to achieving safer road travel in Scotland, which is why Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020, written in 2009, contains challenging casualty reduction targets and an ultimate vision where there are no fatalities on Scotland roads. Recently, the Framework underwent a mid-term review which identified speed, age and vulnerable road users as key priority focus areas.
For 2016-17, Road Safety Scotland - the Scottish Government's principle road safety delivery partner - developed three planned road safety campaigns around the focus areas in an effort to meet the Framework's outcomes:
Vulnerable road users - £365,000
Motorbikes - £50,000
Country roads - £250,000
In addition, the Scottish Government also spent £30,000 on a Drink Drive Festive campaign, which supported Police Scotland's enforcement campaign.