Agenda and speakers
The themes and topics to be covered at the 2022 National Road Safety Conference are detailed below, with speakers and presentations to be published as they are confirmed. For more information or to express an interest in presenting at the conference (see more information at the foot of this page) please contact Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.
Topics and themes for the Main Conference
These presentations will be delivered at the outset of the 2022 National Road Safety Conference, on the morning of 9 November.
A series of quick-fire presentations (5 mins) by road safety practitioners outlining schemes and interventions the have, or are currently, implementing.
Road safety research
This session will look at some of the current, recently published and ongoing road safety related research studies being undertaken by academics and others from across the UK.
What’s on the horizon?
A series of presentations looking at emerging road safety issues likely to impact on road safety professionals going forward. Topics to be covered in the session could include: E-scooters & e-bikes; Autonomous vehicles; Smart cities; In-vehicle technology; Mobile phones & the increasing risk of distraction; Electric vehicles and learning to driver; Delivery drivers / riders (PTW & cyclists); Refugees & road safety; and Covid-19 – the long-term impact on road safety.
The road to Vision Zero
Many road safety teams across the UK are either working on, or have recently published, their strategies to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries within a given timescale using the Safe System approach. This session will include presentations from practitioners already using the Safe System approach or about to start, as well as the results of a recent comprehensive review of the 'state of readiness' of road safety partnerships across England. All of the speakers will be providing tips, guidance and advice and outlining lessons learned that will prove useful for others about to embark on the Vision Zero journey and adopt a Safe System approach.
Influencing road user behaviour
A series of presentations, primarily by practitioners, showcasing interventions where behaviour change techniques have been deployed in order to positively influence road user behaviour. Presenters will be encouraged to outline lessons learned and give examples where the outcome was perhaps not as anticipated, as well as successes. The conference committee is also keen to hear from practitioners who have completed the Road Safety GB Academy behaviour change training course, and how it has influenced the way they develop and deliver road safety interventions.
A 'catch all' session comprising subjects of interest to road safety practitioners that are not covered in the sessions detailed above.
Based on the TV show of the same name, during this session attendees will be invited to put questions to a panel of experts.
The Fringe Programme
The fringe programme runs concurrently with the main agenda, and delegates are free to move between the two. The fringe room is smaller and fringe presentations typically attract an audience of between 20-50 delegates. If speakers would prefer to present in the fringe, they should say so when they submit their summary/abstract.
The Workshop Programme
The final afternoon will comprise a series of optional workshops which delegates will be invited to pre-register to attend.
Expressions of interest from potential speakers
The conference committee welcomes expressions of interest from speakers/presentations for the main and fringe programmes. Potential speakers may be offered a slot on either the main or fringe programmes - at the conference committee's discretion.
Potential speakers are asked to provide:
• Title and brief overview/summary/abstract of the proposed presentation (single para will suffice)
• Brief speaker biog (again, single para will suffice)
The above information should be submitted to Nick Rawlings by email.