Almost 250 road safety professionals and others from across the UK and further afield have converged on Harrogate today (13 November) for the first day of the 2013 National Road Safety Conference.
This year’s annual event is being hosted by Road Safety GB Yorkshire & Humber Region and will take place at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on 13-14 November. The event has three generous sponsors in Colas (for a fourth consecutive year), AA DriveTech (for a second year) and FirstCar.
The exhibition which runs alongside the conference is once again a sell-out success with 23 participating organisations.
The conference itself comprises six sessions including a focus on ‘young people’ and ‘innovation and social media’. There is a Question Time session on the Thursday morning and a debate on the subject of 20mph limits on the Wednesday afternoon.
The conference has opened with a presentation from Honor Byford, the incoming chair for Road Safety GB, who has officially assumed her duties following the AGM immediately prior to the conference itself.
As well as delegates from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland there will be attendees from Romania, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Road Safety GB will be running a live Twitter feed throughout the conference (#RSGB2013) and a series of ‘live’ reports from the conference will also be published on this newsfeed during the event.
For more information please contact Sally Bartrum, conference administrator, on 01379 650112.