Highways officials convene over Safe Road Use

Tue, 24 Jun 2008
Authorities in the motor industry this week met in Glasgow to discuss the attitude towards road safety employed by new drivers.

Bosses met at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) headquarters and discussed the Safe Road Use scheme, launched by transport minister Ruth Kelly.

It may be that the programme, which has been designed to increase safety understanding among drivers, also helps motorists save on their car insurance policies as a result.

Driving Standards Agency (DSA) chief executive Rosemary Thew remarked that the DSA's cooperation with the SQA "will give fresh insight" to motorists new to the road.

She said: "We believe we need a fresh cultural and educational approach to improving driving standards and we have consulted with experts to achieve this."

This follows the DSA's decision to send out letters informing motorists that they may be able to receive reimbursement if they had their driving test after October 2005 due to an overcharging error.

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