All resources tagged with 'road safety'

Get involved in our national road safety seminar

A young girl wearing a seat beat in a car

We want you to be involved in our national road safety seminar in Manchester in March 2014. If you would like to present at the seminar – get in touch.

Rob Benington

Rob Benington – Injury Prevention Manager, NHS Bristol

Rob is the Injury Prevention Manager for NHS Bristol, and he is also the co-ordinator for Avonsafe – a safety partnership which has been running for 15 years.

Avonsafe is a partnership that encourages organisations to work together to help reduce accidental injury. It covers the old Avon area, with local groups co-ordinated by local injury prevention specialists.

Rob’s role, funded by the primary care trusts, is to:

Sign up to the Making the Link master classes

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has commissioned Dr Nicola Christie, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Surrey University, to run a series of free master classes as part of CAPT's Making the Link project. The master classes will cover:

Road Safety Week 2011 announced

Brake – the road safety charity - have announced the launch of Road Safety Week to take place on 21-27 November 2011.

Help us with our road safety survey

Some of the best road safety responses come about when communities recognise the important role they can play. We’re asking road safety professionals to complete a short online survey about their experiences in engaging community-based organisations to help tackle road safety.

NCB research on unintentional injuries

The National Children's Bureau (NCB) Research Centre is finalising a rapid research review on unintentional injuries in childhood.

Children can’t judge vehicle speeds above 20mph

Young school children can’t accurately judge the speeds of vehicles travelling faster than 20mph according to a new study by researchers at the Royal Holloway, University London.

The cost of road accidents

The NHS spends an estimated £131 million per year on emergency hospital admissions because of childhood accidents. Just a small amount of money invested in injury prevention can save many times that amount further down the line.

To help you make the case for child accident prevention in your area, we’re providing estimates for the costs of different accidents. This article deals with the substantial cost of road accidents.

How dangerous are silent cars?

A paper released by a European standardisation body raises questions about the safety of silent cars.

ANEC, the European consumer voice in standardisation, has written a position paper raising concerns about hybrid and electrical cars. They say the lack of engine noise means that although the cars are better for the environment, they could be more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.

Road casualties continue to fall

Statistics published by the Department for Transport (DfT) in September show that road casualties are continuing to fall.

The total number of road casualties fell by 4% from 2008 to 2009, according to the DfT. Total road fatalities fell by a staggering 12%.

‘Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2009: Annual Report’ provides detailed analysis of road casualties based on data taken from the Hospital Episodes Statistics and police Stats19 data.