The team behind ScootAlive has been presented with the LARSOA Campaign of the Quarter Award for the period April – June 2007. ??
ScootAlive, a scooter safety and behaviour programme created by Islington's road safety and special projects team, is a series of workshops for young people aged 13–16 years to raise awareness of scooter safety and deter them from taking part in anti-social behaviour. ??
ScootAlive came about through concerns over public safety and scooter use on estates in Islington. The workshops teach young people to be aware of their own safety and considerate of the local community. ??
Steve Cutmore, senior road safety and special projects officer, said: "ScootAlive has been achieved through a partnership of committed people and agencies who together created a successful and focused initiative.
“This project would not have happened without the encouragement and support of Liz Wathen, the team leader. This highlights the need for senior staff to give officers the opportunities to run with and develop new ideas - in this way new more challenging road safety targets can be reached."
ScootAlive was also runner up in the LAPC Road Safety Award 2007.