The conference team is in the early stages of planning the agenda for the 2017 conference, and hopes to be in a position to publish an outline agenda by later March / early April.
Themes under consideration include:
Public health, sustainability, active travel & road safety casualty reduction
• Partnership working, overcoming barriers, making the initial approach etc
• Sharing intelligence, data, resources, budgets, funding etc
• Encouraging more people to cycle and walk (for health and environmental benefits) while recognising the increased road casualty risk (and addressing this)
Behavioural Change Techniques (BCTs)
• What are BCTs?
• How can BCTs (practically) be deployed in road safety interventions?
• Case studies of interventions featuring BCTs (knowingly or unwittingly)
• Session to be organised & delivered by Ian Edwards & Alan Kennedy who will identify RSOs to also participate.
Driverless cars: a Utopian dream or road safety nightmare?
There will also be a ‘Topical Topics’ session, the ever-popular Question Time and a Fringe programme running in tandem with the main agenda.
‘Pick my brains’, which was successfully piloted at the 2016 conference, will be repeated this year.
The conference committee will be issuing a call for papers in the coming weeks and is particularly interested to hear from road safety officers who would be interested in presenting practical examples of initiatives relating to the themes above. In the meantime for further information about the agenda please contact Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.