Road Safety Scotland develops and co-ordinates national road safety education and publicity initiatives. It is funded by Transport Scotland, an agency of the Scottish Government and, in 2011-2012 its annual budget is £1,810,000, with a further £500,000 allocated to social marketing campaigns which are designed to address the problems which pose the greatest risk to Scottish road users.
Road Safety Scotland provides a locus for all those with an interest in, or remit for road safety. Part of Transport Scotland’s Road Safety Team, it provides a Forum which meets annually in October, with the main business of RSS being managed by two Sub-committees, dealing with Education and Publicity. These Sub-committees draw membership from local authorities, the police and fire and rescue services, as well as national bodies with a road safety involvement such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, motoring organisations and the Institute of Road Safety Officers in Scotland.
There are five members of staff at RSS, and the organisation currently occupies a small unit within Heriot-Watt Research Park in Edinburgh, but will be moving to Pentland House in the Chesser area of the city later in the year.