2018 conference agenda

2018 theme

Routes to success: achieving a step change in road safety

The 2018 National Road Safety Conference 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.

Presentations delivered in the main conference auditorium were filmed and are available to view on the conference YouTube channel.

For copies of individual presentations, or any other information about the conference, please contact Edward Seaman by email.

Main conference programme

The main conference programme comprised 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 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.

Focus on cycling
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.

Question Time
This session is always one of the highlights of National Conference.

Hot topic
Can ’Safe Drive, Stay Alive’ style interventions change behaviour and save lives?
Following on from the 2017 National Conference, when there was a passionate discussion as part of the Question Time session, this session will feature three 10-minute presentations, followed by questions from the audience.

Click here for more details about the main conference programme and confirmed speakers and topics.

The 2018 Fringe programme


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

Click here for more details about the Fringe programme and confirmed speakers and topics.

‘Pick my brains’ (optional workshops)

A series of workshops in which experienced practitioners facilitated discussions on specific road safety topics. Delegates were required to book in advance and each session was limited to around 10 participants.

Click here for more details about the optional workshops programme, facilitators and topics.

More information - register an interest in presenting

For more information about the conference programme and/or to express an interest in speaking at the 2019 National Conference 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.