Researchers are calling for road safety practitioners to assist with a new study looking at initiatives being implemented across the UK to reduce mobile phone use by drivers.
Funded by the Road Safety Trust, the ‘MobileEngaged’ study is being undertaken by researchers at Keele University.
Dr Helen Wells (senior lecturer in criminology) and Leanne Savigar (PhD student in criminology) are leading on the 14 month project, which will identify and map interventions in an effort to share best practice among road safety practitioners.
The project is also setting out to help practitioners engage with academic research to help design research-informed projects and plan meaningful evaluations.
To help with the project, the researchers are asking those working in road safety to complete a short survey – sharing details of mobile phone interventions.
The research team will be attending the National Roads Policing Conference, RoSPA road safety conference and PACTS ‘Street Legal’ conference over the coming months to promote the study.
A project website will be launched shortly.