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Road Safety Towards 2020

Road Safety Towards 2020
Rik Thomas

After a year or so in which the UK’s road safety professionals have had to try and work in what several commentators have described as a “vacuum”, it would appear at first sight as though not one but two welcome breaths of fresh air are imminent. Firstly, albeit somewhat delayed,... continue

6 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Road safety strategy - Planning a safer decade

Road safety strategy - Planning a safer decade

These are interesting times for road safety in the UK, says Robert Gifford, executive director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, “because there are two... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Average speed cameras - Teaching drivers to slow down

Average speed cameras - Teaching drivers to slow down

A six-month trial to test a solution to reduce vehicle speeds in urban areas and improve road safety has, according to Siemens, “produced very encouraging results”. Three new SafeZone average speed... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Average speed cameras

Average speed cameras

The first average speed cameras hit our streets more than a decade ago, when... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Road safety psychology - Attitudes to speeding

Road safety psychology - Attitudes to speeding

One recent example. Guardian columnist Zoe Williams, road testing the VW Sharans (“This is not an ugly car: it is just extremely functional”) wrote: “My interest was... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Road safety statistics - The high value of crash data

Road safety statistics - The high value of crash data

Over 1.3 million people die each year on the world’s roads and more than 50 million sustain injuries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that road traffic injuries will rise to become the fifth... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Road safety funding - No time to apply the brakes

Road safety funding - No time to apply the brakes

In a time when UK road deaths are at record lows, with significant reductions in public sector spending and challenging trading conditions for the private sector, road safety may be at risk of... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Road safety strategy - Road safety is no accident

Road safety strategy - Road safety is no accident

Noting that the UK’s first road safety strategy preceded the New Labour Government, Clinton observes that: “We have had national strategies and targets in place for almost 25 years... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements

Road danger reduction - Safer roads: but who for?

Some members of the ‘road safety’ community sometimes align themselves with approaches to reduce danger on the road at source – basically from inappropriate use of motor vehicles. But in various ways the establishment of ‘road safety’ professionals – highway... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Partnership working - Together we are stronger

Partnership working - Together we are stronger

In a long career delivering public services, from both sides of the public/private sector divide, the issue of procurement never seems to me to be far away from the minds of those... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Highway design - How best to manage risk

Highway design - How best to manage risk

In the UK it is now becoming practice to adopt a project safety risk management system in defined highway situations where the relationships between design and... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements
Road Safety training - The fast track to safer roads

Road Safety training - The fast track to safer roads

Amey has won a five-year contract to provide all road safety education, training and publicity to Central Bedfordshire Council as an extension of its existing highways managing agent contract (MAC).... continue

5 May 2011Local Transport Today Supplements

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