CSI-KSI: A Medical Perspective on Prevention

(Catalysing Serious Improvement in Killed Or Seriously Injured)

Every person killed or injured on our roads represents a human tragedy with far reaching ripples of suffering and cost. Each KSI’d individual highlights our failure to protect road users from themselves and each other. 1700 deaths and 29,000 seriously injured each year is a cost too high for the benefits of road use.

How do we trigger a shift change in thinking and accelerate towards 50/30 and Vision Zero? Working in Emergency Medicine and as a Pre-Hospital Doctor, Rob believes there are some useful opportunities from applying a medical model to the challenges.

In this presentation Rob will discuss some insights and ask you to consider some key questions: With the significant advances in our understanding of the engineering, biomechanics and behavioural aspects behind RTCs – why have KSI statistics flat lined over the past decade? Can we improve the Safe System Model by adding a sixth pillar or unifying/reinforcing bridge to galvanize political will and resources? Evidence/ Accountability/ Leadership and Culture deserve more focus.

Rob Török, Doctor in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Rob Török is a Doctor in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) with the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA). He has been working with DSAA for more than 10 years, alongside his role as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Dorset County Hospital, where he was previously Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine for five years.

Early involvement in trackside motorsport medical cover evolved to an active role in prevention education and promotion through the Dorset Road Safety Partnership, in particular the ‘No excuse’ project.

The ongoing direct experience of managing victims of RTCs and frustration of the unnecessary loss of life are powerful motivating factors in his desire to see more focus and coordination to achieve more effective prevention nationally.