Following two accidents in which two pupils returning home from school in Aberdeenshire in 2008 were killed, the local authority, Transport Scotland, SCOTS and the Scottish Government have sought to establish clear guidance to inform and promote school transport safety throughout Scotland.
TRL was commissioned to develop a guide outlining current policy and good practice procedures related to school transport safety. The guide is the key output of the project and is aimed at local authorities and others with a responsibility for school transport safety, as a first point of reference.
The guide is available as a separate document entitled ‘A Guide to Improving School Transport Safety: Casualty risk, responsibilities and legal requirements, and ten ways to reduce risk on the school journey’.

This report represents the record of the technical work on which the guide is based. It sets out the terms of reference and background for the work.

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