Rural roads conference launched with ‘early bird’ rate

06.58 | 5 March 2020 | |

Delegate registration has opened for a new Road Safety GB conference which focuses on reducing collisions and casualties on rural roads.

The conference, which is being organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with the DfT, is being held at the RAC Clubhouse in Pall Mall, Central London, on 2 July.

There is currently an attractive early bird rate of just £130 plus VAT for the first 25 Road Safety GB and Academy members to register.

The agenda is currently under development, with seven speakers already confirmed on the event website – and discussions ongoing with a further eight potential speakers. 

Topics covered by confirmed speakers include cycling and driver behaviour on rural roads, agricultural vehicles, equestrian safety, and risk assessment and practical engineering road improvement measures.

There are also two international presentations focusing on the challenges posed by rural roads in Australia, and an initiative by the French government to reduce the speed limit from 90km/h to 80km/h on the country’s rural roads.

Discussions are also underway with a number of road safety teams and partnerships, about presenting practical initiatives and interventions they have introduced to reduce collisions and casualties in their local area. 

To express interest in presenting at this conference please contact Nick Rawlings by email in the first instance, providing the title and a brief overview (single para will suffice) of the proposed presentation or topic.

Click here to register to attend.

Second of three RSGB/ DfT conferences in 2020
Rural roads is the second of three themed conferences being organised in 2020 by Road Safety GB and the DfT. 

The first – which focuses on reducing collisions and casualties involving powered two wheeler riders – is being held in London on 19 March. The agenda comprises a bumper 20 presentations and the number of attendees currently stands at 120 – with delegate registration still open for anyone else who would like to attend.

The third conference will focus on the road safety challenges associated with cycling in terms of encouraging more participation while also making it safer. This conference will be held on 22 September, also in London. Delegate registration for this conference will open in late April/early May.

For more information about any of these conferences please contact either Sally Bartrum or Sharon Wilkinson – both are available on 01379 650112.



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