Record month for Knowledge Centre

12.00 | 7 August 2012 | | 4 comments

With the highest ever number of visits and unique visitors, July was a record-breaking month for the Road Safety Knowledge Centre.

Launched in September 2010, the ‘Knowledge Centre’ is a comprehensive online directory of road safety information and resources. It is owned and managed by Road Safety GB and financially supported by Colas.

Last month, the Knowledge Centre received 2,646 visits, breaking the previous record of 2,427, achieved in January 2011 when the website was in its infancy. In July, the Knowledge Centre attracted 1,216 unique visitors, a significant increase of more than 30% on the previous high of 927, achieved in January 2012.

Nick Rawlings, Knowledge Centre project manager, said: “It is very pleasing to see that the number of people using Knowledge Centre continues to increase. This is a clear indication that road safety professionals are finding it a very useful resource in their important work.

“Last month we introduced a number of enhancements to the Knowledge Centre, and while it is tempting to put the steep increase in traffic down to these changes, in truth it is probably too soon to do so.”

Access to the Knowledge Centre is free of charge and available to all. There are currently 3,002 subscribers, 415 member organisations, and 1,741 items listed in the Knowledge Centre.

Click here to visit the Knowledge Centre or for more information contact Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.


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    Delighted to see that traffic is increasing and I’m sure that the combination of lean times and the extent to which people respect the contributions of their peers has a lot to do with how successful RSKC has become. It is very much the right product at the right time and being handled in the right way. Well done.

    Jeremy Phillips – Devon
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    The panel scrutiny of reports is simply the usual process followed by academic and professional bodies and publications. It ensures that reports we publish are of sufficient quality and content to warrant consideration by peers and to be made available to professionals and public alike. It is not about whether or not the panel agrees with the content or proposition – far from it – we encourage differing views and welcome debate based on facts, good research and well reported practical experience.

    Honor Byford, North Yorkshire
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    The Knowledge Centre is a good idea well implemented.

    Do readers know that all reports are “vetted” by a scrutiny panel before being accepted?

    Possibly the most important aim should be that the Knowledge Centre remains non-political and accepts good research, irrespective of whether the conclusions accord with current road safety ideology.

    Keep up the good work!

    Dave Finney – Slough
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    Nick, the figures are great. Just shows what a brilliant tool this is, and I am sure the enhancements will make it even easier to use. Well done.

    Alan Kennedy, Chairman Road Safety GB
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