Elected members’ seminar will reinforce the importance of investment in road safety

11.17 | 21 March 2011 | | 1 comment

Road Safety GB Mercia region is spearheading an initiative to forge closer links between road safety officers and elected members. If the pilot is a success it may be rolled out across other Road Safety GB regions.

The one-day seminar is being designed to enhance elected members’ understanding of key road safety issues and the role of the road safety officer. It will also be used to showcase best practice examples of initiatives and interventions at a regional level and outline the role of Road Safety GB.

Steve Chadwick, chair of Road Safety GB Mercia region, said: “Traditionally, road safety officers have perhaps been reluctant to blow their own trumpets. With tough decisions being made about where and how diminishing budgets will be spent, it is vital that we communicate the importance and value of our work.

“We must make sure that our elected members understand that investment in road safety is ‘intelligent investment’.”

The seminar will be held on 18 October in Coventry. For more information contact Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.


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    This is a good idea but I fear it will be far too late. So many authorities have savagely cut the budgets in road safety together with the resultant loss of many years of experience of the road safety officers who have also gone.

    Linda Walsall
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