RoSPA and Road Safety GB collaborate on evaluation

12.00 | 20 September 2012 | | 1 comment

RoSPA and Road Safety GB are consulting road safety professionals on the merits of running a series of “drop in” sessions on the subject of evaluation.

Lindsey Simpkins, RoSPA’s research and evaluation officer, said: “While we all recognise the important role that evaluation has to play in determining the effectiveness of an intervention or initiative, we also acknowledge the challenges road safety practitioners face in carrying it out.

“In order to provide support and assistance with this important issue, we are proposing to jointly host a series of on-line evaluation ‘drop–in’ sessions live on the Road Safety GB website.”

At a pre-publicised time road safety professionals will be invited to ask questions and seek advice about evaluation in practice. Questions will be submitted via the Road Safety GB website and published in real time and answered live by Lindsey Simkins.

Before proceed any further the partners are keen to gauge how much interest there might be in this initiative, and how and when would be best to deliver the ‘drop in’ sessions.

To help with this, RSOs are been asked to complete a simple online survey . The survey only take a couple of minutes and can be completed anonymously.

For more information about the ‘drop in’ sessions please contact Lindsey Simkins at RoSPA, on 0121 248 2149, or:


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    I am very interested in this.

    I initially became involved because I realised just how poor the evaluation of road safety interventions was. The authorities don’t seem interested in measuring the scale of the problems they attempt to solve, they don’t seem to know about how to test interventions, they refuse to use the best test methods when they do know of them and seem unable, or unwilling, to account for the major factors at intervention sites.

    I really do want to know if this is going to change (and what new methods are to be used)?

    GREAT new idea from RoSPA and Road Safety GB.

    Dave Finney – Slough
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