Speakers unveiled for RoSPA seminar

12.00 | 13 February 2013 |

RoSPA has unveiled details of guest speakers who will address delegates at its 78th annual Road Safety Seminar in Birmingham on 7 March.

With road fatalities showing their first increase since 2003, and with significantly reduced resources available for road safety, the seminar will examine the potential for new technologies, engagement methods, and ways of working.

Speakers, will include: Dr Adrian Phillips, joint director of public health at Birmingham Public Health and Birmingham City Council; Katherine Goodwin, senior strategic marketing manager at Scottish Government Marketing Unit; Mark Bennett, technical support manager at Britax; and Andy Price, practice leader of Motor Fleet, Zurich Risk Engineering UK.

The seminar will explore the power of using social media to spread road safety messages; the benefits of adopting black box technology to record driver behaviour; and the implications that the new public health framework, centred on the new Health and Wellbeing Boards, will have on the setting and delivery of road safety objectives in England.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: “The increase in road deaths in 2011 and the continuing restrictions on public spending emphasise the need to develop new ways of delivering road safety.

“Road safety practitioners are expected to do ‘more for less’, and this seminar will explore how new technologies, such as black boxes in cars, and new ways of working, such as using social media and helping public health practitioners and road safety practitioners to work together, to their mutual benefit, can be used to reduce death and injury on our roads.”

Click here for more information or to book a place.


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