Matt Staton, Highway Projects and Road Safety Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council

Matt Statom

Matt Staton is the highway projects and road safety manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, overseeing all the council’s small and medium-sized highway projects and road safety interventions.

He joined the road safety team in Cambridgeshire 11 years ago as a road safety officer and now leads a team of over 30 staff delivering projects across the county.

He has an MSc in Road and Vehicle Safety from Loughborough University and has experience of research into driver distraction, attitudes and behaviour and the evaluation of education programmes. Matt is currently also a part-time PhD student at Loughborough University studying decision-making in road safety and the wider road transport system, with a particular interest in how research evidence is being used in practice.

He has played a key role in the development of the local road safety partnership’s strategy, which is currently in the process of being updated, informed by the outcomes of his research. Matt is a strong advocate for an holistic approach to road safety and played a key role in the integration of the East of England Major Trauma Centre and wider Trauma Network into the Partnership.

Who is involved in road safety?
This presentation will look at the breadth of the road safety sector and the challenges and opportunities this poses for local decision-making.

The basis of the presentation is to present the results of a study which mapped the stakeholders involved in road transport/safety in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and included interviews with key stakeholders to identify how decisions are made and what works well or not so well at the moment.

The presentation will cover some of the issues faced at both the strategic and delivery levels and explain how it is proposed these will be tackled as the new partnership strategy is developed.