Deadline approaching for road safety award

10.00 | 24 June 2019 |

Organisations behind schemes which have influenced a ‘demonstrable reduction in road casualty statistics’ are being encouraged to submit entries for a road safety award before this Friday’s deadline.

Now in its second year, the Road Safety Scheme of the Year forms part of the annual Highways Awards, organised by Transport Network to celebrate efforts to make the UK’s road network ‘safer, greener, and better-maintained’.

The road safety accolade is awarded to a scheme which has ‘brought about change in public attitude’ – improving safety for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians or disabled road users.

Entries are still being welcomed ahead of the 28 June deadline, with submissions asked to address:

  • The road safety issues that required addressing, and challenges that were overcome
  • Details of any contributing factors to the overall success of the scheme
  • The impact and benefits of the scheme on overall road safety in the region, city or town
  • Evidence of value for money or first year rate of return

In 2018, the inaugural Road Safety Scheme of the Year award was presented to Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure, Eastern Division and Gibson Bros Ltd.

Adrian Tatum, director of content for Transport Network, said: “This is, without doubt, a sector that is pushing ever harder to improve everything about roads – in the UK and globally – and safety is a critical element of that innovation.

“We’d like to see this excellent work getting the recognition it deserves.”

The winner will be announced at the 2019 Highways Awards ceremony on 9 October at the Royal Lancaster in London.



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