In a little over nine months following its launch in March 2013, the Road Safety Observatory received more than 55,000 visits from almost 20,000 unique visitors.
The Road Safety Observatory was set up to provide easy access to independent road safety research and information for anyone working in road safety, and for members of the public. It provides summaries and reviews of research on a wide range of road safety issues, along with links to the original research reports.
The information in the Road Safety Observatory is provided free of charge and there is no need to register to use it.
The figures relate to traffic to the Observatory following launch on 21 March, until 31 December 2013. In that time the site received 55,403 visits from 19,484 unique visitors.
The Observatory is managed by a Programme Board which comprises representatives from road safety stakeholders including DfT, RoSPA, RoadSafe, PACTS, RAC Foundation, Road Safety GB, CIHT, ACPO, ADEPT and CFOA.
The Programme Board commissions research reviews from a wide range of researchers and road safety experts. The reviews are intended to be free from bias and independent of Government policies. They represent a summary of the best evidence readily available to the research community and are kept under review as new evidence emerges.
The Observatory works in collaboration with the Road Safety Knowledge Centre, a comprehensive online library of road safety information and resources.