Accidents now account for four per cent of all deaths in Scotland, more than assault or suicide, and the numbers are on the rise.
Most road accidents are preventable because they involve an element of human error and in the majority of incidents they are the primary cause. This is why our national strategy focuses on providing life skill training and education.
It’s hard to keep up with the British weather, one day it’s wellies and the next the temptation is to drive in flip flops as the thermometer gauge climbs.
On average 60 children under five are admitted to hospital in Scotland each week. RoSPA Scotland are delivering a new project to help prevent accidents such as these.
Active healthy living is something that is very much at the top of the health agenda these days. But at both ends of the age spectrum even a healthy life can be interrupted by an accident leading to life changing injury.
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