The Road Safety Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre), which went live in mid-September 2010, has made good progress in terms of content and number of users.
The Knowledge Centre is a comprehensive online library/directory of road safety information and resources. It replaced Road Safety Time Bank, is owned and managed by Road Safety GB and was developed with funding provided by DfT.
Access to the Knowledge Centre is free of charge and open to all. Currently (10/1/11) there are 1,451 registered users and 338 member organisations. The corresponding figures in early October 2010 were 534 and 266 respectively.
There is also a ‘help’ facility which enables registered users to request advice and assistance from fellow users. To date there have been 47 help requests, and 141 replies.
In terms of content there are now 738 listings in the Knowledge Centre, all of which have been added since August 2010.
Nick Rawlings, speaking on behalf of the Knowledge Centre project team, said: "We are very pleased with the initial response from users and with the amount and quality of material we’ve added.
“Feedback from users has also been very positive and we are in the process of running a survey among users to help us decide what modifications we could make to further enhance the Knowledge Centre.
"While it is early days, all the signs are that this is likely to prove to be a very useful resource for road safety professionals for many years to come."