Bruce Walton’s seminar about road safety statistics (25 Sept 12.00 – 1.00pm) attracted a range of questions covering various topics from Road Safety GB Academy members.
The seminar, on the Road Safety GB Academy website, focused on getting the best out of road safety statistics.
Bruce Walton has a background in IT and data consultancy and heads up the online technologies work for Road Safety Analysis, which includes important road safety projects such as MAST Online and Road Casualties Online.
Questions put to Bruce during the seminar covered topics including: the quality of STATS19 data; the importance of ‘regression to mean’; how confidence levels are calculated; and whether fatalities are the most accurate casualty statistics.
Academy members can see the questions and answers by logging onto the ‘online seminar’ section on the Academy website.
The Road Safety GB Academy is the professional development arm of Road Safety GB. It was formed in April 2013 as a result of the merger between Road Safety GB and IRSO (Institute of Road Safety Officers). The Academy runs a monthly programme of online seminars which are available free of charge to members.
Complimentary membership of The Academy is offered to road safety practitioners employed by local authority members of Road Safety GB – up to a maximum of 10 places per authority. Applications are also welcomed from practitioners working in the private and voluntary sector, subject to meeting the membership criteria. The annual cost of membership for these practitioners is £35.