Road Safety Conference 2018: Safer journeys for all
“Although the UK has some of the safest roads in the world, we are always looking to make them safer.” – Jesse Norman, Transport Minister
A total of 1,792 people were killed on the roads in Great Britain in 2016, continuing a trend that has seen the annual number of road deaths remain constant since 2010. Traffic accidents cost the economy £16.3 billion a year and put additional strain on emergency services.
In April 2017, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency published a five year plan to make the UK’s roads safer. Measures include improvements in the way learner drivers are taught, stricter vehicle safety tests and preparing now for the expected introduction of autonomous vehicles.
As towns and cities strive to cut congestion and improve air quality by encouraging more people to cycle or walk, local authorities must have a strategy in place to improve safety standards. The Government hopes to reduce the number of road deaths by introducing tougher sentences for both dangerous cycling and drivers using mobile phones.
Join us for the Road Safety Conference 2018 where leading experts will explain the latest developments and provide insights into how to keep motorists, cyclists and pedestrians safe. Understand how a greater number of cyclists and older drivers could lead an increase in accidents, see how new technology can improve safety standards and learn how a “Safe Systems” approach could result in a significant decrease in road deaths.
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- Listening to the latest from the experts in road safety
- Looking closely at road safety education for drivers, professionals, cyclists and other road users
- Exploring accident reductions methods used across the UK: what has worked?
- Developing comprehensive and practical road design and transport planning that enables better safety for users
- Driver psychology: young drivers and learning to drive
- Delving further into evidence based initiatives and policy developments
- Mitigating the risk to road users with greater awareness on drugs, distractions and health issues
- Creating a better road system to protect cyclists and pedestrians
Registration and Coffee
Opening Remarks from Chair
Graham Feest, Road Safety Consultancy, UK Road Safety Network (CONFIRMED)
John Lepine, General Manager, Motor Schools Association of Great Britain (MSA GB) (CONFIRMED)
Learner driver training & testing
Roger Geffen, Policy Director, Cycling UK (CONFIRMED)
Promoting safer roads for cyclists and all road users
Session delivered by Lightfoot
Martin Kadhim, Director, Lightfoot
Rewarding better drivers
Refreshments & Networking Break
Tony Greenidge, Business Development Director, IAM RoadSmart (CONFIRMED)
The changing face of driver risk
*Deck to include third party/statistical evidence as illustration
Seminar A delivered by
Andrew Drewary FCILT MAIRSO, Road Risk Manager, Broadspire
Drugs and driving: how aware are you?
Lunch and Networking and Exhibition
Elizabeth Box, Head of Research, The RAC Foundation (CONFIRMED)
Taking a systems approach to young driver safety in the UK
Simon Bradbury, Delivery Planning Manager, Transport for London (CONFIRMED)
London’s Vision Zero approach: Delivering a 'Vision Zero' approach in London to make its streets safer for all
Minimising road danger is fundamental to the creation of streets where everyone feels safe walking, cycling and using public transport. This radical change to how London approaches road danger will aim for no one to be killed in or by a London bus by 2030, and for all deaths and serious injuries from road collisions to be eliminated from London's streets by 2041.
Interactive panel discussion:
This is an opportunity for delegates and speakers to reflect, expand upon and discuss a variety of talking points from across the day.
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Who should attend?
Regional Safety Coordinator, Major Collision Investigation Team Supervisor, Director – Safety Engineering Services, Corporate Head of Prevention and Protection, Team Leader, Access Development Officer (Walking and Cycling), Senior Assistant Engineer, Principle Highways Safety Manager, Traffic Signal Consultant, Safety Action Plan Coordinator Highways Agency, Motorcycle Safety Manager, Framework Manager, Health and Safety Manager, Product Manager, Head of Transport Training, Principal Engineer, Cycle Instructor, Road Safety Manager, Road Safety Education Team Leader, Senior Road Safety Officer, Casualty Reduction Manager, Community Protection Manager, Account Manager – Law Enforcement, Senior Road Safety Policy Advisor