The agenda for the 2011 Road Safety GB conference is now almost complete and includes a number of popular speakers and potentially fascinating presentations.
The conference, titled ‘Road safety in changing times’, is being hosted by Road Safety GB North West Region. The event is co-sponsored by Colas and Siemens and will take place in Chester, 15-16 November. 130 people have already registered to attend, including representatives from the 15 organisations that will be present at the accompanying exhibition. The event will be restricted to around 200 delegates and 20 exhibitors.
Professor Stephen Stradling is always a popular conference speaker and his presentation, ‘Diversion from prosecution: retuning the crash magnets’, is scheduled for the opening afternoon.
Professor Stradling will share the findings of a study that will be published at around the time of the conference, which is evaluating the re-jigged Speed Awareness Course, the revamped Driver Improvement (now Driver Alertness) Course, and the new RIDE course for errant P2W riders.
Also on the first afternoon, Alun Humphrey, research director at the National Centre for Social Research, will discuss ‘Attitudes to Road Safety’. Alun will present findings from a national survey of people’s attitudes to road safety, and their behaviour, and investigate the relationship between the two.