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ScORSA Newsletter

Welcome to the monthly ScORSA Newsletter where you can read all of the latest Scottish Occupational Road Safety news.

December 2016

  • ScORSA St Andrew's Seminar 2016 - Evaluation
    • St Andrew's Seminar - Dealing with Issues
  • Courses and Workshops
    • SQA Road Safety
  • Driver / Journey
    • Get ready for winter
  • Consultation
    • Proposal to increase penalties for drivers who kill
  • Legislation
    • Drink Driving
  • Campaigns
    • Road Safety Scotland Festive campaign 'best approach is none'
  • MORR Case Studies
  • FREE ScORSA Resources
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

September 2016

  • Breaking News
    • St Andrews Seminar 2016 - 1st December 2016
  • Courses and Workshops
    • SQA Road Safety
    • New bespoke Driver Development Course launched
  • Working at Heights on Vehicles Enquiry
  • Drivers
    • Drivers fail to correctly identify road signs
    • How to check someone's driving licence information
    • Fleet driving licence checks rise 30% year-on-year
  • Legislation
    • Roadside vehicle checks for commercial drivers
  • Reports
    • Road Traffic Estimates: Scotland 2015
    • Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional estimates
    • Statistics on personal injury drink drive accidents in Great Britain
  • RAC Telematics Report 2016
  • MORR Case Studies
  • FREE ScORSA Resources

June 2016

  • Breaking News
  • St Andrews Seminar 2016
  • Courses and Workshops
    • SQA Road Safety
    • MORR workshops
  • Drivers
    • Distraction
    • Put your call on hold – don't phone or text a loved one or colleague if they are driving
    • RoSPA responds to University of Sussex hands-free study
  • Road Traffic Estimates: Great Britain 2015
  • Journeys
    • Proposals to remove white lines 'fatally flawed'
  • Legislation
    • Drugs and driving: the law
  • MORR Case Studies
  • FREE ScORSA Resources

March 2016

  • Courses and Workshops
    • SQA Road Safety
    • Management of Occupational Road Risk
    • SQA Specialist Unit - Management of Occupational Road Risk
    • MORR workshops
    • In-Car Safety 2016
  • RoSPA improves experience for fleet safety customers
  • RoSPA Road Safety Conference 2016
  • Guidance on running a fleet of vans
  • Customers 'deterred' by unsafe company drivers
  • Telematics is reducing accidents among business fleets
  • Rise in road fatalities and cuts to road safety budgets
  • Drug Drive
    • Drug drive arrests on the rise
  • Legislation
    • Drugs and driving: the law
  • Drivers
  • Come Home Safe
  • FREE ScORSA Resources

December 2015

  • Scorsa St Andrew's Seminar 2015 - Evaluation
  • SQA Road Safety
    • Management of Occupational Road Risk
  • Driver / Journey
  • Get ready for winter
  • Drivers
    • Come Home Safe
  • Drink Drive
    • Drink Drive Campaign
  • Reported Road Casualties Scotland 2014
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
  • FREE ScORSA Resources

September 2015

  • Courses and Events
    • ScORSA St Andrew's Seminar
    • Management of Occupational Road Risk
    • SQA Road Safety
  • Drivers
    • Come Home Safe
    • Deaths on the road increase by 4 per cent in 2014
    • RoSPA Driver Fleet Safety undergoing overhaul
  • Reports
    • The 2015 Lex Autolease Report on Company Motoring
    • HSE publishes a guide to workplace transport safety
  • Vehicle Technology
    • Introducing Telematics
    • FREE ScORSA Resources

March 2015

  • SQA Road Safety
    • Management of Occupational Road Risk
  • In-Car Safety 2015
  • Legislation
    • New guidance on 20 mph limits released
    • Driving licence changes
  • Drug Drive
    • Drug drive legislation: am I fit to drive?
  • Drivers
    • Come Home Safe
    • Drivers unaware of risk of driving in 'red X' lanes
  • Technology
    • Driverless cars in the UK: a regulatory review
    • One in four business drivers fear being replaced by driverless cars
    • Van drivers fail mobile phone test
  • FREE ScORSA Resources

January 2015

  • Scorsa St Andrew's Seminar 2013 - Evaluation
  • SQA Road Safety
    • Management of Occupational Road Risk
  • Driver / Journey
    • Get ready for winter
  • Drivers
    • Come Home Safe
  • Drink Driving
    • Lower drink-drive limit for Scotland
    • Drop in number of festive drink drivers in Scotland after new limit introduced
  • Technology
    • Increase in the use of Telematics
  • FREE ScORSA Resources

November 2014

  • ScORSA St Andrew's Seminar
  • SQA Road Safety
    • Specialist Units - Management of Occupational Road Risk
  • RoSPA hosts Forum to Make Occupational Road Risk a Priority
  • Journey
    • It's time to get ready for winter
    • Get ready for winter tips
  • Legislation
    • RoSPA welcomes Scotland's move to lower drink-drive limit in time for Christmas
    • HGV speed limit rise on single carriageways in England and Wales
    • HGV speed limit trial commences on the A9 in Scotland
  • Drivers
    • Practices of Management of Road Risk
  • Riverside Housing Association Driver Development Programme
  • FREE ScORSA A3 Desk notepads and A6 notepads

September 2014

  • ScORSA St Andrew's Seminar
  • SQA Road Safety
    • Management of Occupational Road Risk
  • Drivers
    • The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)
      • New Drivers
      • Existing Drivers
    • Drivers 'should receive' post-accident training
    • New Insight into Van Driver Crashes
  • Distraction
    • iWatch and Road Safety
  • Legislation
    • Vehicle tax changes
    • RAC warns of tax evasion
  • Vehicles
    • Fleet managers unaware of tyre checks
  • FREE ScORSA A3 Desk notepads with 2014 calendars and A6 driver notepads

July 2014

  • SQA - Road Safety Delivering the Framework
  • Road Showing the Message
  • All Terrain Vehicle Guide - ATV Staying Safe
  • Regulations and Checks for Agricultural Vehicles
  • RoSPA Delivers Road Safety Workshop to Heavy-Vehicle Drivers in the UAE
  • Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland
  • Driving for work training
  • Drivers
    • AXA Study Reveals Van Road Risk
  • Distraction
    • Texting at the Wheel of a Stationary Car with the Engine On
    • Dangers of Texting whilst Driving
    • Two-thirds of fleets believe fines for texting while driving should be increased
  • Vehicle
    • IAM warns 'Quick fix' modifications are costing lives
  • Legislation
    • National speed limit increase for heavy goods vehicles of more than 7.5 tonnes on single carriageways
  • Action needed to make Occupational Road Risk a Priority
  • FREE ScORSA A3 Desk notepads with 2014 calendars and A6 driver notepads

May 2014

  • Black Box Technology – Final Report and Good Practice Guide
  • Road Safety Village – Royal Highland Show 19 – 22 June 2014
  • Drivers
    • RAC Survey: Vans are NOT more likely than cars to have accidents
    • Drivers more careless while driving company cars
  • Drink Driving
    • Brake: Fit to drive survey
  • Cyclists
    • Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and cyclists
  • Vehicle
    • New HGV technology trial to improve road safety
    • How to use a digital tachograph
    • MORR: Survey shows that fleets are managing road risks
    • Minibus Safety - A code of practice
  • Legislation
    • Police in Europe get power to access British drivers' details from DVLA
  • FREE ScORSA A3 Desk notepads with 2014 calendars and A6 driver notepads

March 2014

  • Distraction
    • One in ten crashes caused by Distraction
  • Drug Driving
    • Report with responses to 2 drug driving consultations
  • Journey
    • Foreign truck firms set to pay to use UK roads for first time
    • Motorists unhappy with pothole performance
  • Cyclists / Motorcyclists
    • "Think Bikes" campaign Evaluation
  • Vehicle
    • Tyre Safety
    • Tyre checks survey
    • Tyre Maintenance
  • Legislation
    • End of Foreign Language Driving Tests end
    • Vehicle tax changes
    • Changes to motorcycle, lorry and bus driving test rules
  • Occupational Road Risk Appeal to Employers, as part of RoSPA's Family Safety Week
  • FREE ScORSA A3 Desk notepads with 2014 calendars and A6 driver notepads

February 2014

  • Driver
    • DVLA Review
    • Call to raise driver's licence renew age to 80
    • Research: Driving under the Influenza
    • RoSPA Driving for Work: Drink and Drugs Policy
    • Uninsured drivers
    • Are your grey fleet drivers really insured?
    • Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR™) - The Cycle of Continuous Improvement
    • Find out more about MORR™
  • Journey
    • Extra money for councils to repair local roads following period of severe weather.
  • Cyclists / Motorcyclists
    • AA-Populus poll
    • "Think Bikes" campaign
  • Vehicle
    • Floods cause £2.5 million of damage to fleet vehicles
  • FREE ScORSA A3 Desk notepads with 2014 calendars and A6 driver notepads

January 2014

  • Driver
    • One in five drivers is over 65
    • Time for older drivers to retire from driving
    • Half of men are nodding off at wheel
    • End to foreign language driving tests
  • Journey
    • Edinburgh to have 20 mph speed limit
    • Driving in flood water
  • Cyclists
    • Government approves low-level lights to boost cyclists' safety
    • New Cycle Path in Scotland
  • Motorcyclists
    • Motorcyclists' casualties in Scotland
  • Vehicle
    • We're clueless about testing our car tyres
    • Mega trucks could enter Britain under EU plans
  • FREE ScORSA A3 Desk notepads with 2014 calendars and A6 driver notepads