Scotland's Road Safety Framework

The 2020 Road Safety Framework saw the establishment of a Strategic Partnership Board (SPB) and the Operational Partnership Group (OPG).

By working together we have made a positive impact on road casualty reduction. With the introduction of Local Partnership Forums, we aim to reach even further and improve communications between national and local level. We will work towards delivering our long-term goal for road safety where no-one dies or is seriously injured by 2050.

Strategic Partnership Board (SPB)
The SPB meet twice a year, working in partnership with Ministers and senior partner organisations. They are responsible for collective decisions on strategic approaches, identifying and resolving high-level issues and have public ownership of the framework and its delivery.

Strategic Partnership Board meeting minutes

Operational Partnership Group (OPG)
The OPG meet twice a year to consider a range of evidence-based road safety policies and interventions. It has representation from a variety of organisations with a remit for, or vested interest in, road safety. It has the responsibility for the monitoring, analysis and distillation of evidence and information on activities being undertaken by partners towards the delivery of the Framework.

Operational Partnership Group meeting minutes

Local Partnership Forums (LPFs)

The LPFs meet twice a year with three groups covering the North, East and West. These will give us the capability of sharing messages and working consistently across the whole of Scotland from a local level to a national one, working collectively to reach the compelling long-term goal for road safety. 

Local Partnership Forum meeting minutes

Strategic Partnership Board members:

Transport Scotland

Chief Executive

Transport Scotland

Director, Roads

NHS Scotland

Director, Public Health and Planning

Police Scotland

Assistant Chief Constable, Operational Support

Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

Director for Communities

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Director, Prevention and Protection

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Chief Officer, Development, Economy and Sustainability

Operational Partnership Group:

Core Members

Transport Scotland

National Operations Manager for Road Safety Policy and Education

Transport Scotland

Director, Road Safety Scotland

Transport Scotland

Head of Sustainable and Active Travel

Scottish Ambulance Service

Head of Ambulance Service, East Region – Tayside

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Group Commander Prevention & Protection

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Scotland

Road Safety Manager in Scotland

Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland

Traffic and Road Safety Committee Chair

Scottish Community Safety Network

National Development Officer

Police Scotland

Chief Superintendent, Road Policing

IAM Roadsmart

Director, Policy and Research

Living Streets Scotland


Cycling Scotland

Chief Executive

Motorcycle Action Group

Representative for Scotland

Road Haulage Association

Regional Operations Manager

British Horse Society

National Manager for Scotland

Affiliated Members

Transport Scotland

Team Leader Accessible Travel Policy

Transport Scotland

Climate Change and Sustainability Manager

Transport Scotland

Freight Policy Coordinator

Scottish Government

Drink Driving Policy Officer

Scottish Government

Drug Driving Policy Officer

Scottish Trauma Network

National Clinical Lead

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Policy Division

Health and Safety Executive

Head of Operations (Scotland), Field Operations Division

Association of British Insurers

Assistant Director, Head of Public Policy (Scotland)