Road safety professionals from across Wales will gather in Llandrindod Wells today (12 May) for the annual Road Safety Wales Conference.
The event, which has been running for more than 20 years, will this year focus on a range of issues including driver education and active travel.
Split into two sessions, the morning features speakers from RoSPA, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership.
Tom Mullarkey (RoSPA), will discuss why ‘It’s All About Preventability’ while Simon Brown and John Bolton of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will look at the ‘Workplace Domino’. The Work of GoSafe will also be evaluated.
In the afternoon, Sgt Rob Heard of Hampshire Constabulary will present ‘Driving Safer For Longer’ while Rachel Maycock from Living Streets will explain why ‘Active Travel is for Everyone’.
Lee Hackett from the British Horse Society will highlight the ‘Dead Slow’ campaign and Carly Brookfield from the Driving Instructors Association will look at ‘Evolving Driver Education’.
There will also be an overview of Welsh road accident statistics from the Welsh Government.
The Conference will also see the Road Safety Wales Awards presented. The awards recognise the good road safety practice, innovative projects and personal contributions being undertaken in Wales.
This year’s recipients are:
- South Hook LNG Terminal Company – longstanding supporters and sponsors of road safety initiatives in Pembrokeshire.
- Breakthrough Project Road Safety Awareness – a partnership approach to road safety issues in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
- Coleg Sir Gâr – in recognition of their work in Carmarthenshire’s Young Driver Programme.
- Jennie and Digby Rees – publicans from the Vale of Glamorgan who actively promote road safety around the local primary school.
- Daisy Lambe – in recognition of her dedicated long service as a School Crossing Patrol in Pembrokeshire.