A new report which will examine how pedestrian risks change in the night time economy will be launched at the National Road Safety Conference later this year.
The report, titled ‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’, will be co-published by Road Safety Analysis and Road Safety GB.
The proportion of road casualties who are pedestrians is at its highest level for years, and with upward pressure on walking for health, economy and environmental reasons the challenge of maintaining safety for pedestrians is likely to further increase.
The risk of harm to pedestrians is even greater in urban areas as a result of the night-time economy; the heady cocktail of drunkenness, walking and proximity to traffic presents a serious road safety issue.
In this new study the authors will examine some complex behavioural motivators and begin to set a direction on how to address this key risk area.
The presentation will be delivered by Richard Owen, operations director at Road Safety Analysis.
With more than 10 years’ road safety experience, Richard Owen’s areas of responsibility include enforcement management, service delivery, casualty analysis and oversight of cycle safety campaign work.
Richard is also a regular media spokesman on a range of road safety issues, author of a number of reports into road casualty trends and has worked on numerous award winning initiatives including MAST online and Crashmap.
National Road Safety Conference
The 2014 National Road Safety Conference is being hosted by Road Safety GB South East region at The Grand in Brighton, 25-26 November. The event is co-sponsored by Colas and AA DriveTech.
More than 160 people have already registered to attend and 13 organisations have booked to exhibit alongside the conference.
Click here for more information about the agenda and themes, click here for delegate fees and to register to attend, click here for information about exhibiting at the event – or here for information about sponsorship. For more information about the event contact either Sally Bartrum or Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.