The importance of using an evidence-based approach, and then evaluating road safety interventions, was stressed to delegates attending a road safety conference held in North Wales last week.
Road safety professionals came together at the Road Safety Conference: North Wales to discuss some of the challenges they face in delivering road safety education, training and publicity initiatives.
The presenters included Christina Brown, RoSPA’s road safety evaluation officer, who outlined a case study produced by RoSPA and Cambridgeshire County Council’s road safety team which looked at the evaluation of a training scheme for primary pupils.
The case study is based on ScootSmart, a playground-based scooter training course developed by Cambridgeshire County Council for Years 3 and 4 pupils. It has been published on the Road Safety Evaluation website.
The case study follows the Cambridgeshire road safety team as they design, plan and begin to conduct their evaluation.
Christina’s presentation highlighted some of the challenges in designing and conducting evaluations of road safety ETP interventions and described how they can be overcome. It also included tips on how to make sure a road safety ETP evaluation is successful.
For more advice or information about road safety ETP evaluation contact Christina Brown on 0121 2482149.