Why a2bsafely?

a2bsafely was developed to improve road safety education for children and young people with learning disabilities or additional support needs to decrease injuries and fatalities on the roads.


Road Safety Scotland set up a working group to take forward the main findings and recommendations from the research that was commissioned to report, in 2005 (see below).


We would like to acknowledge the support of those who served on the additional support needs working group. Representation included City of Edinburgh, Children and Families Department, Scottish Society for Autism, Schools Directorate, Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland and Police Road Safety Units in Fife, Grampian and Lothian and Borders. It was in consultation with the working group that a2bsafely was conceived, developed and produced. It is thanks to the expertise around the table, that we were able to develop this innovative education resource.


Acknowledgements to Stagecoach Group for their support.

Still photography courtesy of Cameron McVean.


For more information about the research that formed the background to this work please follow the link:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/07/19110224/02417