An expert panel will be brought in to advise the government on safety following an increase in the number of people killed on Scotland's roads.
Deaths rose but there was a fall in the number of serious injuries
Transport minister Stewart Stevenson expressed disappointment after official figures showed a 10% rise in deaths last year, compared to 2005.
He said the panel would be drawn from across Scotland and would form part of a 10-year safety improvement vision.
A total of 314 people died in 2006, 28 more than the previous year.
2006 ROAD DEATHS BY POLICE FORCE AREA
Strathclyde - 96
Grampian - 62
Lothian and Borders - 42
Northern - 30
Dumfries and Galloway - 25
Tayside - 21
Fife - 19
Central - 19
There were also 14 more child deaths, according to the Scottish Executive statistics.
Mr Stevenson said he hoped the figures would serve as a wake-up call to drivers who put lives at risk.
"We must ingrain a deeper understanding of road safety and develop a more responsible attitude among young people," he added.
"We have the chance to shape their behaviour before they even step into a vehicle."
The new panel will bring together police, driving experts, road safety organisations and the children's commissioner.
The government has also decided to roll out a programme to help primary pupils learn about road safety.
Despite the rise in deaths last year, there has been a longer-term overall downward trend in road accident fatalities, while the latest figures also revealed there had been a drop in the number of people seriously injured and "slightly injured".