Is school pedestrian training effective? Findings from a pedestrian training scheme evaluation

In this presentation, Becky will outline the methodology and findings of a RoSPA commissioned evaluation of pedestrian training provision in England. Using a mixed quantitative and qualitative methods approach, the aim of the evaluation was to explore what types of pedestrian training are most effective in increasing road safety knowledge of children aged 7-9 years.

She will also outline the next steps of the project, including the development of a best practice pedestrian training package for 7-9 year olds.

Becky Needham, Road Safety Officer, England, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Becky graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Birmingham in 2016 and has been working in the road safety department at RoSPA for the past five years.

Her principal role is to develop, project manage and deliver RoSPA’s grant funded projects for England, many of which focus on vulnerable road users. Becky is also involved in the development of RoSPA’s policy positions, consultation responses and acts as a spokesperson to the media.

Becky is the secretary of RoSPA’s National Road Safety Committee.