The Third Annual Road Safety Conference
The Third Annual Road Safety Briefing 2017 will give those present the opportunity to improve their understanding of the Safe System and learn from experts who have been involved in its implementation to see just what could be achieved when introduced at local and national level. According to the Department of Transport, there were 1,780 road deaths in the year ending September 2015, up by 3 per cent compared with the year ending September 2014. With Highways England introducing the Safe Systems, approach and strategy, focussing on safer vehicles and safer roads. The government is in a strong position to further reduce the risk on roads. Furthermore, the establishment of Highways England in April 2015 as the new strategic roads authority with a mandate for a clear vision to make its roads the safest in the world, the time is right for further significant casualty reductions.
Join us for the Third Annual Road Safety Briefing, and get exclusive insights from key speakers on implementing, a safer road safety programme, and receive understanding on the following topics:
- The Safe System – Discussing the latest themes of the Safe Systems principles to road safety management, and that no life should not be compromised by our need to travel.
- The National and Local Picture – What can National and Local government do for a safer general road safety agenda.
- Cycling Safety – Hear the latest innovations in cycling safety.
Come along for a unique opportunity to attend presentations by road safety experts, and decision makers. Quiz leading experts in the usage of the Safe System, and learn from experts who have been involved in its implementation to see just what could be achieved when introduced at local and national level.
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- Discover innovative new strategies for protecting motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians on our roads.
- Come and explore our exhibition, where leading suppliers showcase exciting and innovative road safety products and services. Enjoy the opportunity to see new technology in action and question designers directly.
- Connect with over 200 high quality delegates who working to improve road safety, problem solve shared challenges and learn from the experience of others.
- Attend a variety of topical seminars, engaging interactive activities, and keynote panel discussions with experts in road safety.
- Quiz experts from across a variety of disciplines to gain exclusive insights into pioneering approaches to road safety.
The Third Annual Road Safety Briefing boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across public, private and charity sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their expertise and achievements, ensuring that delegates enjoy only the highest quality presentations. A wide number of topics will be covered on the day, and delegates can expect speakers to discuss challenges, successes and case studies around the interest areas below:
- Research from psychologists at the University of Sussex in 2016, published in the Transportation Research Journal, found that hands free devices could have the potential to prevent drivers from identifying and reacting to potential hazards on the road.
- In 2016, the Association of British Insurers referred to automated vehicles as a greater revolution in safety than the seatbelt. The association believes that the technology has the potential to help eliminate the 90% of road accidents human error is responsible for and lead to cheaper insurance premiums.
- The THINK! Campaign reported in 2016 that injuries to motorcyclists on the road are out of proportion to their presence on British roads. Their analysis found that although motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic they account for 19% of all road user deaths.
- A YouGov survey, which took place in 2016, found large public support for more cycle tracks to be built around the UK. Just over 70% of respondents were in favour of building more cycle tracks, with only 18% opposed.
- According to a 2013 Road Safety GB report, over 75% of collisions involving a pedestrian causality have one or more contributory factors assigned to the pedestrian themselves.
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Who should attend?
Delegates who will have an interest in the Future of Road Safety Conference 2015 will include: heads of road safety, road safety teams, directors of transport, road safety managers, road maintenance managers, directors of planning, senior engineers, heads of community engagement, education leads, community support and safety managers, road safety advisors, prevention and casualty reduction managers, traffic and highways managers and chief executives of transport research organisations and will be drawn from highways agencies, emergency services, charities, local authorities, and central government.