Useful Links

Road Safety Organisations

RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) is a registered charity, established over 90 years ago, aims to save lives and reduce injuries.  RoSPA provide information, advice, training and training resources in order to promote safety and prevention of accidents in all areas of life: in work, on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on (or near) water.

Think! Road Safety is the Department for Transport’s road safety campaign.  The campaign’s aim is to reduce the number of road casualties in the UK.  As part of this they produce advertisements for print, TV and radio and educational materials for teachers, parents and road safety professionals.  Both the advertisements and the educational materials are available on the THINK! website.

Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership was set-up in 2001 to make a positive contribution to achieving the Department of Transport’s target to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured by 40 per cent by 2010.  The partnership consists of Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Her Majesty’s Court Service, Staffordshire Ambulance Service and the three Primary Care Trusts within Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Department for Transport – Find out about the Government’s Road Safety Strategy and its targets for reducing the number of road deaths and injuries by 2010. Plus you can read about the Government’s policies and initiatives and advice for all road users.

Brake is a registered charity that aims to prevent death and injury on our roads by educating all road users and campaigning for road safety. Brake also care for people bereaved or affected by serious injury in a road crash through support services by their division BrakeCare.

BikeSafe is a safety scheme run by police forces to help reduce motorcyclist casualties.  By passing on their knowledge, skills and experience police motorcyclists can help you to increase your riding ability and become a safer and more competent rider.

IAM (the Institute of Advanced Motorists) is a charity established in 1956, with the mission of raising driving and riding standards and reducing the number of road collisions.  IAM carry out this mission by developing and promoting road safety ideas and by their Advanced Driving and Advanced Motorcycling tests.

Road Safety GB (formely LARSOA) is a road safety organisation representing local Government road safety teams in the UK.  Road Safety GB supports road safety officers to reduce the number and severity of road collisions through education, training and influencing government policy.

Road Safety Scotland aims to develop and co-ordinate Scotland-wide road safety initiatives and campaigns. They work closely with all local authority and police Road Safety Units in an attempt to ensure a co-ordinated approach to road safety in Scotland.

Driving Resources

The Official Highway Code – The Highway Code is an official publication containing information that reflects the most up to date legislations that road users must adhere to, advice on road safety and best practice.  The latest version of The Highway Code is available for free online.  You can buy a hard copy of this book in most large bookstores.

Click here to view The Highway Code for Great Britain

Click here to view The Highway Code for Northern Ireland

Know Your Traffic Signs is a Department for Transport publication that provides a more detailed view of traffic signs than is featured in The Highway Code.  It is currently available for download in PDF from the Department of Transports website.  You can buy a hard copy of this book in most large bookstores.

Driver Assessment and Training

Driving Test Success is the UK’s best selling driving test software (source: Chart Track) and offers study aids for Learner Drivers, Riders, LGV/PCV Drivers and ADIs.  The Driving Test Success range is available on PC DVD-ROM, PC download and interactive DVD.

www.store.drivingtestsuccess.com – revise using the UK’s best-selling driving test software brand on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, PC, Blackberry or Kindle!!! Find out more about our Theory Test and Hazard Perception Apps by visiting the DrivingTestSuccess store website.

Roadmarque is an online driver risk assessment tool designed to help employers and drivers to reduce the risk of collisions whilst driving in connection with work.  The Roadmarque system is sold through a network of driver trainers and partners and can be scaled to a company’s individual needs.

Speed Sense

Focus Multimedia is one of the UK’s most successful PC software publishers with over 23.5 million units sold to date.  Driving Test Success range of products has helped millions of UK drivers and riders pass their tests and has won many awards over the years.  Focus Multimedia is the exclusive publisher of Speed Sense.

Imagitech boasts an enviable array of award winning, first class, widely recognised and endorsed driving and riding products.  They aim to increase road safety by helping learner drivers and riders to understand the basic principles behind responsible motoring, whilst also passing the Driving and Riding Theory Tests in the UK. Imagitech are the developers of Speed Sense.

Staffordshire County Council’s Road Safety Unit contributed funding for the Speed Sense project.  The unit is also part of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership.