Latest news from East Midlands

‘Ghost driver’ study uses visual displays to communicate with pedestrians

A novel study undertaken by the University of Nottingham has found that, in the absence of someone in the driving seat, pedestrians trust certain visual prompts more than others when deciding whether to cross in front of an autonomous car.

Campaign encourages drivers to give e-scooters plenty of space

Authorities in Northamptonshire are teaming up with Voi to raise awareness of the rules of the road for e-scooters and e-bikes.

Mock car crash highlights risks of drink-driving

Hundreds of people gathered as police, fire and ambulance crews performed a live demonstration of what happens in a crash to raise awareness about road safety.

Road safety teams listed A-Z

Derby City Council

Nigel Brien, Head of Traffic and Transport, Derby City Council, Roman House, Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1XB
01332 641778 •

Derbyshire County Council

Vanessa Ball, Road Safety, Data and Partnership Manager, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG
T: 01629 538060 • E:

Leicester City Council

Simon White, Team Leader – Highway Development Control & Road Safety, Leicester City Council, 2nd floor, Rutland Wing, City Hall, Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ
0116 454 2854 •

Leicestershire County Council

Helen Simpson, Safe & Sustainable Travel Manager, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire LE3 8RJ
0116 305 6579 •

Lincolnshire County Council

Kate Fielden, Road Safety Service Delivery Manager, Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, Witham House, The Pelham Centre, Canwick Road, Lincoln LN5 8HE
01522 805 804 •

Nottingham City Council

Scott Talbot-Hartshorn, Team Leader, Nottingham City Council, Road Safety Services, 4th Floor, Lawrence House, Talbot Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG
0115 915 6583 •

Via East Midlands, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council

Kendrick Hourd, Head of Safer Highways, Bilsthorpe Highways Depot, Bilsthorpe Business Park, Eakring Road, Bilsthorpe, Newark NG22 8ST
0115 9772127•

Rutland County Council

Julia Potkins, Road Safety Officer, Rutland County Council
T: 01572-758249 •

West Northamptonshire Council

Simon Mills, Road Safety & TRO Team Leader, Kier Highways,
Brixworth Depot, Harborough Road, Northamptonshire, NN6 9BX 
Tel: 01604 52980 •

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