Free resources

Whether its commuting, popping to the shops, taking the kids out or going to work, travelling is an essential part of personal, family and work life for millions of us. It can be enjoyable and pleasant, but it can also be stressful and dangerous. Our free resources provide advice and guidance on how we can travel safely.

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Sharing the road

A presentation exploring how cyclists and drivers can share the roads more safely together.

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Sharing the road together

A guide with tips for drivers and cyclists on sharing the road safely. 

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Rural young drivers and passengers

A presentation outlining the dangers young drivers face and their passengers face when travelling on rural roads.


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Drivers and vulnerable road users

A leaflet aimed at drivers to raise awareness of the dangers of bad driving in the presence of vulnerable road users.

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Carrying pets safely

A leaflet giving advice on how to carry pets safely in cars.

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Safer Journey Planner

A guide with advice for drivers on planning safe journeys. 


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Top Ten Tips To Stay Within The Limit

A poster and factsheet with ten tips drivers can follow to stay within the speed limit. 

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Choosing Your First Car

A checklist of things for new drivers to consider when buying their first car.

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Volunteer Driver’s Handbook

A guide for volunteer drivers to help them work alongside their organisation to avoid accidents injuries to themselves, passengers and other people.


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Refresher Driver Training Toolkit

A guide for those who provide or promote driver training. 

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Parents and Young Drivers

A leaflet highlighting the most common risks for young drivers. It includes a safer driving agreement for parents and young drivers. 

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Children In and Around Cars

A factsheet including advice on how to avoid the dangers of children being hit by reversing cars on driveways.


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Helping young people learn to drive safely

A guide for those helping their children learn to drive by supervising them in private practice.

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Get More From Your Driving

A guide for experienced drivers promoting the importance of refresher driver training.

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Carrying Other People's Children

Advice about transporting other people's children safely.


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Is your driving changing?

Posters, leaflets and a presentation for older drivers and their families to help elderly drivers to drive safely for longer.

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A Guide to 20mph Limits

A guide to explain to the non road safety professional the pros and cons of 20mph speed limits and zones.

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Driving for Work: Choosing Safer Vehicles

A guide that provides information to fleet managers about choosing and buying safer vehicles based on factors such as vehicle use.

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Driving for Work: Safer Speeds

A guide that gives advice to employers and line managers on how to encourage safer driving speeds at work.

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An Introductory Guide to Managing Occupational Road Risk

A guide introducing the "Plan, Do, Check, Act" approach to occupational road risk, outlining how employers can reduce accident rates.


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Driving for Work: Mobile Phones

A short guide explaining how to prevent inappropriate mobile phone use on the road by employees.

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Safer Driving for Work Handbook

A handbook providing a wealth of information to employees about safe driving at work, including advice on how to safely prepare for a journey.

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Driving for Work: Drink and Drugs Policy

This guide provides advice to employers about the dangers of drink and drug driving and offers information on how to encourage safe practice.


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Driving for Work: Incident Reporting and Investigation

A guide that advises employers on creating and implementing effective and methodical incident reporting and investigation procedures.

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Driving for Work: Using Telematics

This concise guide informs employers about the use of telematics for work, including how employees can use telematics effectively.

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Volunteer Driver's Handbook

A handbook for volunteer drivers that covers key information such as safety provisions, and the law concerning voluntary driving.


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Driving for Work: Fitness to Drive

A guide which gives information about driver fitness issues, and guidance for employers on how to ensure their employees are fit to drive.

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How to Evaluate Managing Occupational Road Risk

This guide teaches employers how to evaluate their Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR) activities in order to check their effectiveness.

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Driving for Work: Driver Assessment & Training

A concise look at how employers can assess and train their employees who drive for work, in order to reduce occupational road risk.


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Driving for Work: Own Vehicles

This guide advises employers on how to implement policies that explain to employees if, when and how they can use their own vehicles for work.

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Driving for Work: Safer Journey Planner

This guide gives concise information to employers and line managers on how to safely plan their organisation's journeys, including an example journey planner.

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Strategic review of the management of occupational road risk

A strategic review of research regarding the management of occupational road risk, culminating in recommendations in areas such as policy & advocacy.


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Using telematics to improve driving for work safety: a good practice guide

This document takes a more in-depth look at work-related telematic use in order to improve road safety at work.

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Young drivers at work (Scotland) black box pilot

This document explains RoSPA Scotland's research - investigating the use of telematics in the workplace to improve employee driving.

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Common motorcycle crash causes

A review of existing research highlighting the most common motorcycle crash causes.

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Ride Safe

A leaflet for motorcyclists with advice on avoiding the most common types of motorcycle crashes.

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Group Riding

A series of short interview clips where a motorcycle trainer shares his experiences of organising group rides.

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Helping Young People Learn To Drive

A guide for those helping their children learn to drive by supervising them in private practice.

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Parents and Young Drivers

A leaflet highlighting the most common risks for young drivers. It includes a safer driving agreement for parents and young drivers. 

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Carrying Other People's Children Safely

A guide about transporting other people's children safely in cars.


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Child on the Drive!

RoSPA's campaign materials on how to avoid the dangers of children being hit by reversing cars on driveways.

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Carrying children safely in taxis, coaches, buses and minibuses

A guide about transporting children safely in taxis, coaches, buses and minibuses.

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Getting ready for the holiday drive

Top tips to help you prepare yourself for the holiday drive

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Sharing the road

The presentation provides advice to drivers on sharing the road with cyclists in order to minimise the risk of collision or confrontation

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Sharing the road together

A guide on how drivers and cyclists can share the road together which gives tips so each road user can be considerate and safe

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Cyclists and lorries Film

A film that illustrates the dangers to cyclists that are caused by lorries, including information about road positioning and visibility

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Carrying children on bicycles

There are a number of ways of carrying children while you are cycling, such as on a bike seat or in a child cycle trailer

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Road Safety and Public Health Update

A March 2019 update to the existing Road Safety and Public Health guide, covering key changes in road safety policy in recent years.

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Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads

A five-year study by RoSPA and the Child Accident Prevention Trust that analysed trends of injuries and deaths of young people on the road.

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Practical Pedestrian Training for children in years 3-4

Free downloadable resources to assist schools in practical pedestrian training for children in Years 3 and 4.


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Designing Evidence Based Interventions: A Guide for Practitioners

A detailed guide for road safety practitioners, explaining how to develop road safety interventions that are successful and efficient.

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Child Car Seat Training Course

This webpage provides a free download link for a presentation containing extensive child car seat advice for childcare practitioners.

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Carrying other people's children safely

A page from the RoSPA Child Car Seats website containing resources and advice regarding carrying other people's children.


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Rural Young Drivers and Passengers

This webpage provides a link to an interactive presentation that gives information about young drivers on rural roads, including lesson notes.

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Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in Wales

This document is based on "Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in England", but it has been tailored to a Welsh perspective.

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Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in Wales (Welsh version)

The Welsh version of the Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in Wales document.


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Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in Scotland

This document is based on "Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in England", but it has been tailored to a Scottish perspective.

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Road Safety: A Guide for Local Councillors in England

This guide provides information to councillors in England, including who is responsible for different aspects of road safety.

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Road Safety and Public Health

The 2014 Road Safety and Public Health guide, which assesses how road safety and public health activities integrate by looking at case studies.


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Making road safety count

A document that highlights the importance of local authorities delivering cost effective road safety strategies.

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Minibus Safety: A Code of Practice

Designed to be used with the Minibus Driver's Handbook, this document provides detailed information on minibus best practice.

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Minibus Driver’s Handbook

A handbook for minibus drivers to help them drive safely and lawfully, including information on journey planning and passenger safety.


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Driver Telematics

This webpage contains a range of information about driver telematics, including how employers can effectively use telematics in the workplace.

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Preparing a Road Safety Submission

This guide gives detailed advice to local authorities regarding how to prepare a Road Safety Submission for a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

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Promoting Refresher Driver Training Toolkit

A toolkit for those who promote or provide driver training to help them raise awareness about Refresher Driver Training and what it involves.


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Road Safety Evaluation Services

A document that explains RoSPA's Road Safety Evaluation services for road safety professionals, including details about individually tailored consultancy as well as free evaluation.


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