Bumper PTW conference line up comprises 20 presentations

09.04 | 10 December 2019 | |

The speaker line up is now complete for a one-day conference which will focus on reducing casualties among powered two wheeler riders.

The conference, ‘PTW riders: improving safety and reducing collisions and casualties’, is being organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with the DfT. 

Around 80 people have already registered to attend the conference, which will be held at the RAC Clubhouse in Pall Mall, London on Thursday 19 March 2020.

The agenda comprises 20 presentations to be delivered in four sessions. The content is geared towards road safety practitioners – principally local authority road safety officers, fire & rescue and police officers and motorcycle instructors.

The opening keynote will be delivered by motorcycle safety consultant Paddy Tyson from the Transafe Network. In a presentation titled ‘how to hit a motorcyclist’, he will explore how segmentation within the motorcycling community makes PTW riders difficult to reach, and suggest possible approaches to ensure that the right target groups are reached effectively.

Five of the ‘big beasts’ in the PTW sector – MCIA, NPCC, Highways England, DVSA and TfL – have been challenged to outline what they are doing to reduce collisions and casualties, and suggest what road safety practitioners can do to achieve the same aim.

Four research based presentations – by the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), IAM RoadSmart, professor Alex Stedman and Dr Elaine Hardy – and two ‘topical topics’ will complete the morning programme.

The afternoon session will focus on campaigns and interventions and will comprise seven presentations by the DfT, 2Wheels London, RoSPA, Safer Essex Roads Partnership, National Fire Chiefs Council, Road Safety Scotland, Shiny Side Up Partnership and National Young Rider Forum.

Book to attend
The delegate fee is £160 for Road Safety GB and Academy members. The cost for attendees from the public sector, third sector and academia is £185 and for other attendees £235 (all fees plus VAT). The delegate fee covers all refreshments, including lunch.

Click here to book a place to attend, or for more information contact Nick Rawlings (agenda and speakers) or Sharon Wilkinson (delegate registration) on 01379 650112.


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