2018 conference agenda

2018 theme

Routes to success: achieving a step change in road safety

The 2018 National Road Safety Conference will set out to demonstrate how road safety professionals can combine the four ‘E’s’ - education, enforcement and engineering, underpinned by evidence – to deliver casualty reduction improvements, despite challenging budgetary and resource constraints.

Main conference programme

The main conference programme will include the following sessions:

Routes to success – the 4 ‘E’s
A series of presentations from national road safety stakeholders covering the latest thinking with regard to ‘enforcement’, ‘education’, ‘engineering’ (roads and vehicles) and ‘evidence’.

Speed dating for road safety professionals
A series of quick fire presentations (5 mins) by road safety practitioners, backed by poster presentations, outlining schemes and interventions they have, or are currently, implementing. All presentations will relate to road safety education, enforcement or engineering and be backed by evaluation/evidence.

Click here to download a briefing note giving more information for anyone interested in presenting in this session.

Focus on cycling
There has for some while been debate among road safety and active travel professionals about balancing the benefits of sustainable modes in terms of reducing air pollution and improving public health, with concerns about road safety. In addition, the current government review and casualty statistics make this a topical item. With this in mind, this session will comprise a series of presentations covering cycling-related topics which may include some or all of the following: cycling towns and cities, cycle hire schemes, e-bikes, cycling infrastructure, anti-social cycling, cycling for work (deliveries etc), cycle training initiatives etc

Topical topics
A series of quick fire presentations covering a wide range of topics. Among others, the conference committee is hoping to secure speakers to cover the following topics: drug driving, older road users, LGV drivers, and the use of technology in road safety interventions.

Question Time
This session is always one of the highlights of National Conference. Details of panellists to be announced in due course.

The Big Debate
The topic for the 2018 National Conference Big debate has not yet been set.

The 2018 Fringe programme

The 2018 fringe programme will comprise two or three sessions running in tandem with the main programme. One of these sessions will focus on ‘road safety interventions that didn’t work’, in which presenters will share the results of schemes that could be described as ‘less than successful’.

Confirmed Fringe speakers (as of 19/4/18)

Workshop: Things that didn’t work!

Facilitated by: Tanya Fosdick



Andrew-DrewaryAndrew Drewary FCILT MAIRSO

Road Risk Manager / Consultant & Collision Analyst

Presentation: Managing driver risk, not drivers at risk! How aware are you?


James-Nunn-Matt-StatonJames Nunn & Matt Staton

James Nunn, PhD student, Loughborough Design School and Matt Staton, Road Safety Education Team Leader at Cambridgeshire County Council

Presentation: Targeting Road Injury Prevention (TRIP) – identifying the population involved in severe injury collisions


Optional workshops (‘Pick my brains’)

Day one will conclude with a series of workshops in which experienced practitioners facilitate discussions on specific road safety topics. Delegates will be required to book in advance and each session will be limited to around 10 participants. Topics the conference committee hopes to cover this year include ‘dealing with politicians’ and ‘working in partnership/managing partnership relationships’.

More information - register an interest in presenting

For more information about the conference programme and/or to express an interest in speaking contact Nick Rawlings by email in the first instance.

Potential speakers should provide a proposed title and single paragraph summary of their proposed presentation, along with a single paragraph speaker profile.