PACTS conference to focus on collision investigation

12.00 | 17 March 2017 |

A conference taking place in London next week will put the spotlight on road traffic investigations, and how the road safety sector can learn more from them.

Organised by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), ‘Collision investigation: how can we learn more?’ takes place at Church House, Westminster, on 22 March.

More than 110 people are booked to attend the event, and the Road Safety GB editorial team will be publishing live updates from the conference hall throughout the day on both the Road Safety GB and PACTS websites.

The agenda includes presentations from Richard Cuerden (TRL), Kathrine Wilson-Ellis (Highways England), assistant chief constable Steve Barry (National Police Chiefs’ Council), Peter Sippitt MBE (Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators), Ian Yarnold (DfT) and Peter Wells (Volvo Group Trucks Technology).

Delegates will hear that road collision investigation in the UK is a complex business involving multiple agencies, companies and professionals performing specialist roles – including the police, local authorities, specialist crash investigators, coroners, insurers and vehicle manufacturers.

The programme will include an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of existing road collision investigation arrangements, and the ‘drivers of change’ – including CAV, Brexit, demands for justice from families of road victims, and the Transport Safety Commission’s recommendation for road accident investigation to apply lessons from rail, air and maritime.

Technical issues such as autonomous vehicles, telematics and data ownership will also be explored, along with lessons that can be learned from other sectors – including air and rail accident investigation.

Click here for more information on the event, including the full agenda and delegate registration.



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