Festival week four reaches its midpoint

09.22 | 25 November 2020 | |

Check out all the latest content – including a Fringe double header – as the final week of the Festival of Road Safety reaches its third day.

Organised by Road Safety GB, the Festival of Road Safety will see more than 40 pre-recorded and live sessions broadcast throughout November (2-27 Nov).

Today at the Festival
Day three of the final week includes a double header of Fringe presentations at 10am:

  • Mind in Gear project – Keith Baldock, road safety officer, Brighton and Hove City Council; and Dr Robert Marx, NHS Sussex Partnership Trust
  • The Honest Truth: involving instructors – James Evans, founder, FirstCar

This is followed at 2pm by the final workshop of the month, facilitated by the THINK! team.

The workshop will cover considerations for paid social media campaigns, in house content creation on a budget and creating a social strategy.

A very limited number of places have become available. To register, email Edward Seaman with the subject line ‘THINK! workshop’. 

On the agenda tomorrow
Coming up tomorrow is the final keynote presentation of the month (10am), delivered by Emma Kelly, development, PR and advocacy manager at Road Safety Support.

Emma will discuss a report, put into the public domain in October, which encourages police forces and safer roads partnerships across the country to adopt a new speed camera enforcement strategy that will increase the threat of detection for motorists.

The Road Safety Support report recommends an urgent step change in order to increase the perception of speed camera detection, to jolt motorists into driving more carefully on all roads – not just those where they expect to see a camera.

This is followed at 2pm by another Fringe triple header:

  • Don’t limit your challenges: Challenge your limits! – A panel of five RSO stakeholders on fulfilling the new London Road Safety Council President’s Challenge
  • RouteGuard for local authorities – Cheryl Evans, senior road safety officer, West Berkshire Council
  • Road safety champions: The Conies are keeping children safe through a new learning platform – Fay Goodman, creator and director, The Conies

Ending the Festival in style
A special edition of Question Time will take place on the final day of the Festival of Road Safety – and delegate registration is now open.

Question Time will take place on Friday 27 November (11.00 – 12.00) and is free to attend – but participants must register in advance, with places limited to 100 attendees.

The panellists are:

  • Philippa Young, Chair, Road Safety GB
  • Elizabeth Box, Head of Research, RAC Foundation
  • Michael McDonnell, Director, Road Safety Scotland
  • Mereddyd Hughes, Chairman, Road Safety Support
  • Colin Brown, Director of Campaigns, Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)

The full four-week programme is published on the Festival website. For more information contact either Edward Seaman or Nick Rawlings by email, or alternatively on 01379 650112.



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