RoSPA Fleet & Road Safety Event 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Stamford Court, Leicester Conferences

The RoSPA Fleet & Road Safety Event will return in 2020, taking place at the Leicester Conferences in Leicester on Thursday, February 27. Make sure you save the date in your diary!

The event is focussing on how behavioural change, supported by enforcement and targeted educational interventions can reduce road casualties. This years event has key note speakers in the morning and then splits to include 3 presentations aimed at businesses and what they can do to reduce the risks associated with business related travel.

Don't miss out and book your place now!

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Registration, refreshments and exhibition
Welcome and introduction from the chair

Errol Taylor, Chief Executive, RoSPA

Road safety for the future

Pauline Morgan, Head of Road User Safety Delivery Programme, Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety, Department for Transport

  • Setting out government ambition for the future road safety programme in DfT and in partnership with others
  • How road safety is embracing future technology
From horseless carriages to driverless cars: human-centred design for future vehicles

Professor Gary Burnett, Chair of Transport Human Factors, University of Nottingham

  • The University of Nottingham have conducted research investigating human-centred design for future vehicles
  • The talk will have an emphasis on issues related to the design and evaluation of the Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
  • This includes the use of natural language interfaces, augmented reality and gesture-based interaction
Ensuring children travel safely in cars now and into the future
Mark Bennett, Senior Technical and Training Manager, EMEA, Britax Romer
  • Training/Awareness
  • Enforcement
  • Current controls
  • Possible future technical solutions
No corners cut on the Cat and Fiddle
Nick Lloyd, Head of Road Safety, RoSPA
  • About a quarter of motorcycle crashes happen on rural roads, yet they account for over 70% of fatalities, many at corners
  • RoSPA has produced a short film using drone camera footage to show riders the basics of safe cornering using limit points and road positioning
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
DVSA Earned Recognition scheme

Phil Breen, National Earned Recognition Manager, DVSA

  • Enforcement: A change in focus
  • Overview of Earned Recognition
  • Detail – Preparation, Application, Audit & Monitoring
  • Where you can find out more
Who is driving you?

Ian Edwards, Director - Research and Education, NVC Limited

  • How does impulsive decision-making impact fleet drivers?
  • How could this be addressed by organisations?
Reducing risk-taking in young drivers: behaviour change, enforcement and technology

Professor Richard Rowe, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield

  • Structuring behaviour change interventions
  • Evaluating intervention efficacy
  • The role of enforcement and technology in supporting behaviour change
Lunch, exhibition and networking
Event splits into two seperate tracks:
Track 1
Track 2
13:50 - Targeting behaviour change in older drivers through communications campaigns

Adam Grinsell, Communications Manager, RoSPA

  • Casualties among the over-65s are reducing at a slower rate than other road users in Scotland
  • RoSPA has developed a strategic communications campaign to address this problem
  • Communications and PR can and should play a major part in tackling road safety issues
14:10 - Attention, mobile phones and road safety

Dr Melina Kunar, Associate Professor, The University of Warwick

  • Mobile phone conversations compete for attentional resources needed for driving
  • Talking on a mobile phone - even if using a hands-free device – slows people down dramatically when making a response
  • This has implications for driving when needing to respond quickly to changing road conditions
14:30 - Roads policing and its contribution to road safety

David G Davies, Executive Director, PACTS

  • How enforcement influences behaviour
  • Research evidence of the impact of enforcement on compliance and safety
  • Recent trends in enforcement and safety
  • Likely developments and recommendations
Track 2
13:50 - RoSPA Awards: recognising and rewarding excellence

Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, RoSPA OHS Policy Adviser

  • The Awards provide an effective framework to help take stock of your fleet and occupational safety performance
  • Learn about the importance of the reflective process used by entrants to the scheme
  • Consider past performance, celebrate and reward success, and set goals for continual improvement in the future
14:10 - Sharing our road space – case study

Paul Clarke, Logistics Fleet Engineering Manager, Cemex

  • Managing work related road risk
  • Sharing our road space
  • Future technologies
14:30 - City's roadmap to fleet safety

Liam Gallagher, Group Fleet Safety Coordinator, City Facilities Management Holdings (UK) Ltd

  • The approach that City took to managing road risk
  • The development of a 3 year strategy
  • The City Fleet Safety Programme and how this is managed and implemented
  • The success that City have achieved and future steps
Support for your OSH and fleet challenges

Penny Brooks, Technical Project Manager, RoSPA

  • Who are we? What do we do?
  • How do we do that?
  • People like it, it works!
Importance of road policing

Supt. Twyford, Head of Central Motorway Police Group and West Midlands Police Roads Policing

  • The reality of roads policing in 2020 (video warnings)
  • Operation Cantil - The impact of crime within road safety
  • Road Harm Prevention and Changing Behaviour
Event close


The RoSPA Fleet & Road Safety Event will be taking place at Stamford Court, Leicester Conferences.


Leicester Conferences,
Stamford Court,
Manor Road,

Getting to the event

 Travel by road

Stamford Court is conveniently located within easy reach of the M1 and M69 motorways. For Sat Navs please use LE2 2LH. Car parking is complimentary to delegates attending the conference.

 Travel by train

Leicester has a main line connection to London, the north and the Midlands via East Midlands Trains with regular connections to London St Pancras, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and Lincoln.

 Travel by air

East Midlands Airport is also located less than 30 minutes away and Birmingham International Airport only 45 minutes.

 Travel by public transport

There are many public transport routes located from the City, Bus and Train stations.

Please follow this link for further details

Who Should Attend?

The event will be of interest to all road safety practitioners, researchers, policy makers and stakeholders, including:

  • Road safety managers
  • Road safety partnerships
  • Road safety and accident prevention officers
  • Public health practitioners
  • Communications officers
  • Fire service
  • Police officers
  • Armed forces
  • Highway safety engineers
  • Teaching organisations
  • Driver trainers
  • Elected members (councillors)
  • Health promotion professionals
  • Special interest groups
  • Educational professionals
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Occupational health and safety advisers
  • Motoring organisations
  • Cycling organisations


Lots of interesting subjects throughout the day, from Twenty's Plenty to developments in child passenger safety, managing road risk and driving distractions. Wearing virtual reality goggles really draws you into the moment to highlight the potential consequences of driver distractions. It was rather a strange phenomenon sitting in the front passenger seat looking down at my 'injuries' and being tended to by a paramedic, the weirdest of all was watching the vehicle roof being cut away... Really good event by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Sharon Pritchard, North Wales Police

Sponsor & Exhibit

If you're interested in showcasing your product or services at the event, please contact Letty Hill at for further information.

Event Sponsor

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Britax Römer

At Britax Römer we ensure that parents and their children are safe on the road. We have been fully committed to this goal since we first manufactured safety equipment and accessories for cars in the early 1930s. Since the development of Britax Römer’s first child car seat in 1966, child safety has been our number one priority. For more than 50 years no costs and efforts have been spared to provide even more safety for little ones. Today, Britax Römer develops and manufactures child car seats, pushchairs and bike seats, with 90% of our child car seats and bike seats being “Made in Britain” or “Made in Germany”.

Furthermore, at Britax Römer, maintaining the highest safety standard possible is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we’ve pioneered in-house dynamic testing and operate two world class facilities for car seats in Europe, and in 2017 launched one of the most modern and technically advanced crash test centres for child car seats worldwide.

Event exhibitors



FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is a voluntary accreditation scheme dedicated to raising standards across the road transport industry. Now in its 12th year, FORS continues to provide evolving best practice for transport operators of any size and vehicle make-up, including HGVs, vans, passenger carrying vehicles, powered two-wheelers and passenger cars.

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See.Sense creates award-winning products that make riders safer on the road, and technology that generates the data cities need to build better transport infrastructure. Our products are used by more than 70,000 cyclists worldwide and we're the official bike light and ride insights suppliers to both British Cycling and Cycling Ireland. The data insights our patented products produce is unique - seeing us work with leading smart cities to improve cycling infrastructure, reduce congestion and improve mobility in cities. A team of 14, based in Northern Ireland, we've won multiple business, design and innovation awards.

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Solon Security

Solon Security is the UK’s leading supplier of quality crime prevention and community safety products. We work in partnership with our customers to create safer communities across the UK through our wide range of innovative products and initiatives.

We are always expanding our product range and we are always looking for ways that we can help raise awareness of how to be safe and be seen. We work in partnership with our customers to provide the best road safety products to suit their campaigns.

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Traffic technology

Traffic Technology has a range of road safety education equipment specifically aimed at engaging with drivers and address speed & safety issues.

We also offer a range of sensors that provide accurate roadside vehicle data in a variety of environments. These will measure overall road usage, vehicle speeds, vehicle types (classifications) and direction of travel. As well as the option to purchase, we offer a survey service to suit your needs.
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Trakm8 is a leading provider of telematics and vehicle cameras, helping organisations large and small to improve road safety. Trakm8 focuses on delivering actionable insights to its customers, enabling transport operators to reduce risk by analysing driver behaviour. Trakm8 is one of the only telematics providers to design and manufacture its devices in the UK, and is proud to hold the Made in Britain marque.

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TSO (The Stationery Office), is proud to be the official publishing partner of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

TSO also produces The Official DVSA Learning Zone ( With all the latest official DVSA theory test questions and answers, and over 100 high-quality hazard perception clips, it’s the perfect online tool to help you prepare for your theory test or brush up on your skills. You can start revising straight away on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

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Over the last 19 years, Westcotec has grown to become one of the industry leaders in Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) and other related technologies. Westcotec have recently transitioned into being an employee owned company. The company’s workforce consists of dedicated and loyal employees, all subscribing to a strong customer service ethic. Westcotec are fully UK based with their factory and support functions all at their Norfolk home.


Standard day delegate fee:

- Member: £155 + VAT
- Non-Member: £180 + VAT

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