Steve Whitehouse was a key player in the Department for Transport’s ‘Bikeability’ scheme

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has welcomed a new road safety manager, Steve Whitehouse, to its Scotland team, who will promote the charity’s life-saving work and help reduce casualties on the road.

Having previously worked in local government, Steve has joined the charity as road safety manager in Scotland, and brings more than three decades of experience running road safety campaigns to his new role. Steve played a key part in the rollout of ‘Bikeability’, a Department for Transport scheme, which encourages people to cycle by providing the training and skills to ride on the UK’s roads.

He said: “I am delighted to be a part of the UK’s leading health and safety charity and I am looking forward to be spearheading its road safety work in Scotland.

“I am keen to get stuck in and develop RoSPA’s work, particularly around occupational road risk. It is estimated that up to a third of road accidents involve someone driving for work purposes. I believe that the work of the Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) can be pivotal in reversing this trend.

“I am really looking forward to my new role and am excited about the challenges which lie ahead.”

Steve has previously managed the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety and was the regional manager for the north west of England for the Highways England Driving for Better Business initiative.

He replaces Sandy Allan, who was in the role for five years.

For more information: www.rospa.com