Chair and vice-chair will present at National Conference

12.00 | 25 July 2012 | | 1 comment

Alan Kennedy and Honor Byford, chair and vice-chair of Road Safety GB respectively, will both deliver very different presentations at the National Road Safety Conference 2012.

The conference is being hosted by Road Safety GB London Region at the Britannia International Hotel, Canary Wharf, 14-15 November. The event is co-sponsored by Colas, RedSpeed International, Alcolock UK and AA DriveTech.

In this presentation, titled ‘Paying our way’, Alan Kennedy will explain how the road safety team at Durham County Council is maintaining its ETP (Education, Training and Publicity) services despite reductions in budgets and staff.

He will explain how the team has re-structured and refocused to enable it to work more efficiently and effectively, and how ‘paid-for’ services for individuals and private sector organisations have been developed to help the team become much more sustainable.  Alan will also give his experience of engaging with those who ‘need to know’ about road safety services and give pointers and tips for road safety teams that may wish to follow suit.

Honor Byford’s presentation is titled ‘The next five years: challenges and solutions’. Honor will give an overview of the progress made by Road Safety GB in the past 12 months, before looking forward to identify the challenges that the organisation – and the UK road safety profession – face in the coming years.

As well as being vice chair of Road Safety GB, Honor is road safety & travel awareness team leader for North Yorkshire County Council. She has been a professional road safety officer for more than 30 years, firstly during her military career and latterly in local Government.

The cost of attending the two-day conference starts at £85 per day for day delegates and £295 for residential delegates.

Click here for details of the agenda and other confirmed speakers, or click here for more general information about The National Road Safety Conference 2012.


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    Dare I hope that these and other speakers will refrain from claiming or implying direct causal links between funding, policies, implementation and results, unless they can demonstrate and reasonably quantify such relationships? Unless accompanied by quantitative analysis to justify them?

    I have in mind my current battle with a road safety organisation that claims as camera benefit all accident and casualty reductions at every one of their sites, over eight years, apparently in the belief that the substantial falls over the same period across the 98% of the rest of the country that is camera-free would for some unspecified reason not have happened at their sites without their cameras.

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