November 30, 2021

BEAR Scotland supported the road safety charity, Brake’s Road Safety Week campaign which ran 15 – 21 November.

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event and this year its theme was Road Safety Heroes. It celebrated the work of road safety professionals and emergency services across the UK and informed the public about how they too can play a part in keeping the roads safe.

Throughout the week, BEAR highlighted the importance of its Trunk Road Incident Support Service (TRISS) teams and what they do to keep Scotland’s busiest trunk roads safe by sharing a series of videos online. The videos explored how TRISS teams provide a visible presence on Scotland’s busiest trunk roads and attend to a variety of reports such as broken-down vehicles, collisions, debris on the road and much more.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “Our TRISS operatives are a fundamental asset in keeping Scotland’s busiest trunk roads safe. They work closely with the emergency services, as well as our control rooms and therefore are always ready to react when a new report comes in.

“Providing a visible presence for road users in the event of a breakdown or collision allows helps the incident to be cleared safely whilst making sure the flow of traffic keeps moving.”

Mark Kingston, A TRISS operative, features in the videos and explains the varied work involved in keeping the roads safe.

Watch the videos below to find out more!

TRISS: What do they do? – 

TRISS: What kind of incidents do they attend to? –
TRISS: Reacting to incidents –
TRISS: The importance in keeping motorists safe –