All resources tagged with 'road safety'

Using behaviour change techniques in road safety

With fewer people and resources available to develop effective road safety interventions, it’s vital that practitioners can build on tried and tested experience and practical insights into what works.

Parents and child road safety – identifying and sharing good practice

While parents see themselves as responsible for developing their children’s road safety awareness and skills, they rarely have a deliberate strategy for teaching children road safety. Their safety messages may be out-of-date, they may put too little emphasis on helping children develop practical skills, and they may act inconsistently on the roads, unaware of their importance as role models.

Child road casualties rise

The wider context – road users of all ages

The number of road deaths, seriously injured (KSI) and total casualties all increased year on year in 2015-16, according to figures published by the Department for Transport (DfT). Reported road casualties in Great Britain: quarterly provisional estimates year ending March 2016.

The figures cover the period 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016.

Child road injuries peak in July

Research from RAC Foundation confirms that more children die on the roads in the longer summer days than in winter. The month with the biggest number of child road casualties in Britain is July, according to research based on a five-year average from 2010-14.

227 under-15s were killed or seriously injured during this period, from a total of 1,733 casualties in that age group.

CAPT road safety seminar, 2017 - London

Road Safety Seminar

Road safety, children and young people – innovation in tough times: what matters and what works?

The Government’s road safety statement – December 2015

The road safety statement  published on 21 December 2015 sets out the government’s vision, values and priorities for improving the safety of Britain’s roads. The statement describes the current context of road safety in Britain and the broad scope of road safety activity for the government. It covers road safety policy within Britain as governed by the Department for Transport.

Child road casualties rise

The wider content – road users of all ages

The number of road deaths, seriously injured (KSI) and total casualties all increased year on year in 2014, according to figures published by the Department for Transport (DfT) on 24 September 2015 in the 2014 annual report. Headline figures were previously published in June 2015.

CAPT’s Road Safety Seminar, March 2016

CAPT’s Road Safety Seminar, March 2016

Help us choose the theme for our annual road safety seminar.

We want to make sure that the seminar covers the topic that you want to hear about, so please let us know the road safety issues that are most important to you.

In 2013 we focused on reducing the inequalities in road casualties and last year the topic was the journey to and from school. What should we cover in 2016?

Child road casualties rise

The wider context – road users of all ages

The number of road deaths, seriously injured (KSI) and total casualties all increased year on year in 2014, according to figures just published by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Improving road safety for novice drivers: the role of parents

The second edition of Goodyear’s white paper 'Driving Safety First: Improving road safety for novice drivers' (PDF, 2.5MB)’ was published in October, 2014. It includes research carried out earlier in the year that put the focus on the parents of young drivers.