Dates announced for new behavioural change course

12.00 | 5 May 2015 | | 5 comments

Road Safety GB Academy has announced the first three dates and venues for the new one-day behavioural change course it has developed in partnership with Ian Edwards of eDrivingSolutions.

The course is designed to give road safety practitioners an insight into the world of behavioural change models and techniques, and how interventions can be developed that will look at the underlying issues associated with risk related behaviour, and ultimately collisions.

The course is suitable for experienced and new road safety practitioners and can be used as a pre-cursor to, or an extension of, the Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course.

The course is assessment based and will soon be accredited by City and Guilds. The course fee is £110 for Road Safety GB Academy members and £170 for non-members (both prices plus VAT).

The first course will be held on Wednesday 13 May at Marlow Fire Station in Buckinghamshire. The second course will be held on 15 June at Aylesford in Kent, with the third being held on 29 July at County Hall in Hertford. All courses will run 09.00 – 16.15.

Click here for more information and a booking form, or for a one to one discussion about the course content contact Ian Edwards (07891 903749) or Alan Kennedy (07738 946139).

Road safety teams interested in hosting a course should contact Cheryl Evans, head of training at the Road Safety GB Academy.



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    There is an excellent report on Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) that was published in the US way back in 1999.

    Duncan MacKillop. No surprise – No accident.
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    I have been on the Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course and can certainly recommend it to anyone interested in Road Safety and influencing behaviour change.

    Rod King, 20’s Plenty for Us
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    Can I ask if any courses have been or are being arranged either in the midlands or the north of England.

    Bob Craven Lancs….Space is Safe Campaigner
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    I am interested in what is called risk related behaviour. I have written before that if a driver is asked just how distant one should be from the vehicle in front at 30 mph one may get the answer 30 of maybe 40 ft whilst the correct answer should be the total stopping distance which is 75 ft (thinking and then braking to a stop).

    The driver asked could defend his answer by saying that in 30 years of driving he has never hit the back of another vehicle. When he sees the brake lights coming on he can immediately brake in sync. with the vehicle in front and therefore no danger ever existed. He has not read the Highway Code for the last 30 years and does not know that this behaviour is or in any way can be construed as dangerous, or in an way needs correcting.

    It’s going to be difficult changing his opinion.

    Bob Craven Lancs….Space is Safe Campaigner
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    I’ve been on the pilot for this course and it was excellent. I’d recommend it to anyone involved in road safety.

    Ruth Gore, Safer Roads Humber
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