RoSPA has published a report looking at the current level of integration of road safety with other public health activities. The report highlights examples of good practice, provides guidance to road safety officers and public health practitioners and catalogues ideas and concepts that could be used by different local authorities to help achieve their objectives.
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:
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.
A study conducted by NHS Bristol shows slipping on ice is the main cause of non-collision cycle accidents.
As winter draws in more individuals will be admitted to hospital after slipping on icy roads or pavements. Although most people think of car crashes or pedestrian falls in relation to icy surfaces, a survey commissioned by NHS Bristol shows that slipping on a bike is also very common.