Road Safety GB announces date and venue for new data analysts’ national conference
Road Safety GB has unveiled plans to stage a national conference for road safety data analysts in London in March 2016.
The conference, which will be organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with Road Safety Analysis, and with support from the DfT, will become an annual event.
The conference is a result of a survey conducted earlier this year which captured the views, experiences and aspirations of more than 100 analysts from across the country.
The survey findings, which were published in a report, showed that while respondents are confident in their analytical skills, there is a clear desire among analysts for further training and for sharing best practice.
Among the report’s recommendations was a national conference specifically focussed on supporting those in the road safety profession who carry out some analytical work as part of their role.
The inaugural conference will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Field in central London on 1 March 2016.
There will also be the opportunity for a small number of organisations to exhibit alongside the conference.
Honor Byford, chair of Road Safety GB, said: “Our management team has studied the recommendations in the report and we are delighted to be able to take some concrete steps to support colleagues around the country with an event that will engage and equip professionals for their work.
"This event will be designed to bring together collision and casualty data analysts and those who work in connected fields - including fire & rescue services, academic institutions and public health - to network and share knowledge, good practice and research relating to their specialist role."
More details about the conference will be published on the Road Safety GB website in the coming weeks and the booking process will open shortly.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
NRSC 2017 | Manchester | 14-15.11.17
Click here to watch the presentations
YDF 2018 | RAC Club, London | 25.4.18
For more info and to register to attend click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
BBC News looks at whether a rise in ‘over the air’ software updates means the risk of hacker hijack is also increasing.
History of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test
Updated following changes to the practical driving test in December 2017, this DfT blog looks at the history of road safety, The Highway Code and the driving test.
THINK! ‘pink kittens’ mobile phone advert
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert