2017 National Conference: Fringe line-up complete

12.00 | 2 October 2017 | | 1 comment


With three sessions and 11 different presentations, the Fringe programme at the 2017 National Road Safety Conference is the most comprehensive since it was first introduced in Brighton in 2014.

The 2017 National Conference, Road Safety GB’s flagship event, is being held in Manchester on 14-15 November. More than 270 people have registered to attend and final numbers look set to once again exceed 300.

The Fringe runs alongside the main agenda (delegates are free to switch between the two) with presentations covering a wide range of topics.

The opening Fringe session takes place on day one (14 Nov, 3.30-5.00pm) and includes presentations focusing on equestrian road safety, older drivers, driving for work and vehicle technology.

The full line-up in this session comprises:

  • Alan Hiscox, director of safety, British Horse Society
    Presentation: The Real Horse-Power
  • Jean Hunt, principal highway safety officer, Sefton Council
    Presentation: ‘Drive Safely for Longer’
  • Paul Leatherbarrow, road safety officer, Wirral Council
    Presentation: Mind Your Business – Road Safety at Work
  • Sam Li, transport strategy, Transport for Greater Manchester and Stuart Millward, CEO, Satsafe Technologies
    Presentation: Thinking ‘out of the box’ with next-generation, camera-based telematics
  • Lior Sethon, deputy general manager, Mobileye
    Presentation: The importance of ADAS technology and its contribution to road safety

Session two takes place on day two (15 Nov, 9.00-9.45am) and comprises an ‘ask the academics’ session relating to cycling safety, facilitated by Dr Rachel Aldred and Dr James Woodcock from the Universities of Westminster and Cambridge respectively.

The third and final fringe session (15 Nov – 9.45 – 11.15am) includes presentations focusing on at work road risk, young drivers, child car seat safety and road safety evaluation.

The full line-up comprises:

  • Glen Davies, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
    Presentation: RiSC – Reducing road risk in Supply Chains
  • Rebecca Needham, research and evaluation officer, RoSPA
    Presentation: Evaluation Webcasts
  • Jami Blythe, motor patrols officer, Northumbria Police
    Presentation: The role of empathy through storytelling in young driver road safety education
  • James Evans, founder, FirstCar
    Presentation: FirstCar Academy
  • Jan James, chief executive, Good Egg Safety CIC
    Presentation: Safe seats save lives

2017 National Road Safety Conference
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport on 14-15 November and is co-sponsored by Colas, Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK and Insure The Box.

The main conference agenda includes sessions focussing on: behavioural change techniques (BCTs); public health, sustainability and active travel; driverless cars; Question Time; and topical topics.

In addition to the main agenda and Fringe, the programme also includes ‘Pick my brains’, an optional session at the end of day one.

A small number of residential delegate places remain available, so anyone thinking of attending is advised to book as soon as possible.

Click here to register to attend, or for more information contact Sally Bartrum (delegate registration and exhibition) or Nick Rawlings (speakers and agenda) on 01379 650112. 

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    I see that the blinkered Fleet Safety industry is still ignoring cycling as a ride to work problem.

    If someone uses the salary purchase scheme for a bicycle then their journey to work is at least partly the responsibility of the business. Ability, safe routes, traffic free routes and coutesy should all be assessed prioir to the first journey.

    Then there is the “Fleet” problem of ensuring the safety of “Deliveroo” style businesses. How can a worker be employed using a cycle without any check on suitability, safety, maintenance of the worker or vehicle.

    Then there is the problem of non-renewal of reach truck and fork lift licences for staff due to the increased cost of retraining.

    Steve Jarrett, Norwich.
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