Road Safety Conference 2018

Can Road Safety, Public Health and Air Quality Priorities Support Each Other?

March 7, 2018 - The Ricoh Arena, Coventry

This years conference will explore the growing debate about how effective road safety policies can be maintained and developed at the same time as policies to reduce air pollution, improve air quality, and encourage active travel to improve public health.

The conference will allow you to:

  • Hear key guidance from a range of road safety experts
  • Discuss ideas with like-minded individuals who have the same goals
  • Learn about exciting new initiatives

The programme is currently under development and will be published later this year. To be among the first to receive further information, please register your interest now and we will send more information to you as soon as it's ready.


The programme is currently under development and will be published later this year! To be among the first to receive further information, please register your interest now and we will send more information to you as soon as it's ready.


The 2018 Road Safety conference will be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The Ricoh Arena is conveniently located for road, rail and air travel connections.


Ricoh Arena,
Judds Lane, Longford,

Telephone: 0844 873 6500


Getting to the event

 Travel by train

Coventry Arena train station next to the Ricoh Arena is now open. Please note, there will be a limited service in operation in the first stage of this two-stage project.

For more information please visit the London Midland website.

Monday to Friday: one train per hour in either direction
Wasps Match day: one train per hour in either direction with double carriage capacity
CCFC Match day: one train per hour in either direction with double carriage capacity

Coventry Railway Station

Please Note
- The last train leaving Coventry Railway Station to London Euston is 23:31
- The last train leaving Coventry Railway Station to Birmingham New Street is 01:13.

For more information on train stations and timetables please visit the National Rail website

The railway station is in the City Centre and approximately six miles away. There are always black cabs immediately outside the station and it is roughly a 10 to 15 minute journey.

 Travel by bus

Public transport from train station to the Ricoh Arena:

  • Number 8 Bus from Coventry Train Station to Coventry Transport Museum
  • Then catch the Number 4 or Number 5 from Coventry Transport Museum to Arena Park (Tesco)
  • Once you arrive at Arena Park there is an underpass which takes you into Car Park B of the Ricoh Arena. Follow signs for the Ricoh Arena main entrance from here.

For more information regarding regular public bus services around Coventry and Warwickshire please visit the National Express West Midlands website.

 Travel by taxi

For our local taxi service please visit Allens taxis or call 02476 55 55 55.

 Travel by road

From the North
- Take the M1 southbound, leave the M1 at junction 21, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M69 (signposted Coventry, Birmingham)
- Leave the M69 branching left (signposted Birmingham M6, Coventry North and Central A4600)
- Keep in right-hand lane then continue forward (signposted Birmingham) joining the M6 at junction 2
- Leave the M6 at junction 3, then take 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)
- At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane
- At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane
- Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

From the North-West
- Take the M6 southbound
- Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)
- At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane
- At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane
- Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

From the South
- Take the M40 northbound
- Leave the M40 at junction 15, then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Warwick Bypass - A46 (signposted Coventry)
- Continue forward to join the A444, take left hand lane (signposted City Centre) onto London Road - A411
- Continue forward on London Road - until you reach the Ring Road
- Stay in right-hand lane and take 2nd exit onto the Ring Road
- Leave the Ring Road at junction 3 - at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Sky Blue Way
- Proceed forward over traffic lights
- At next roundabout, take 1st exit onto A444, signposted Nuneaton
- Continue forward on A444, straight on at roundabouts until you see the Ricoh Arena
- At the last roundabout adjacent to the Ricoh Arena on you right-hand side, take 3rd exit onto Rowleys Green Lane
- At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane
- Arrive at Ricoh Arena.


There is over 1000 car parking spaces at the Ricoh Arena. This is free of charge to delegates attending the conference.

Who Should Attend?

The conference 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

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for more than 90 years. We can help you:

  • Increase brand awareness
  • Generate high-quality sales leads
  • Meet new decision-making contacts
  • Network with leading industry professionals
  • Launch new products and services
  • Demonstrate your products and services face to face
  • Associate your organisation with cutting-edge event content
  • Work directly with RoSPA, an established and trusted health and safety brand
  • Demonstrate your high level of health and safety commitment to key decision makers
  • Contribute to RoSPA's charitable vision of 'life, free from serious accidental injury'

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

Conference sponsor

Britax Römer


Britax Römer is a global leader and innovator in child mobility dedicated to making family travel safer and easier throughout the journey of parenthood. Specialising in a complete range of premium car seats, pushchairs, bike seats and accessories that meet modern family lifestyle needs, Britax Römer’s mission is to inspire families to travel more freely, confident of safety and sure of style.

Britax was founded in Britain in 1938 focusing initially on safety developments such as adult seat belts. In 1978, it merged with established German car safety counterpart Römer. More recently, Britax Römer acquired the hugely popular outdoor stroller brand BOB in 2011 and the BRIO pushchair and car seat safety business in 2013. In 2016, Britax Römer celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first child car seat.

The company has global operations with offices in 12 countries and more than 1,000 employees. Britax Römer’s European headquarters, including crash testing, manufacturing and operations, is located between Ulm and Augsburg in Leipheim, Germany. For more information about Britax Römer, please visit

Conference exhibitors


Continental Automotive

FirstCar has been publishing award-winning road safety education publications for over a decade and each year, over 1.85 million new drivers come into contact with the FirstCar brand. Over the past few years, FirstCar has significantly grown its capacity to deliver high-quality film production and digital media projects. FirstCar is an SME that’s grown organically from a sixth-form common room, and if there’s one thing we know all about, it’s how to be resourceful.


The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. With over 4,250 members, FORS is gaining recognition as the transport industry’s go-to accreditation scheme. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance. FORS provides accreditation pathways for operators of any type, and for those organisations that award contracts and specify transport requirements.


Keltic Clothing

Keltic Clothing

Keltic Clothing is the one stop shop for the UK's road safety professionals. They offer a full range of uniforms and accessories for school crossing patrols and cycling instructors. Further to this, they also have a wide rage of road safety educational resources. As on of the UK's largest suppliers of hi-vis clothing, they now supple to over 200 local authorities.


Road Safety Analysis

Road Safety Analysis

If you looking for road safety resources that have been built by practitioners and evaluated by professionals, then the Road Safety Analysis stand is worth a visit. With years of frontline experience in delivering road safety education and social marketing, RSA can now offer a wide range of products and services tailored to meet your needs which are backed up by market leading evaluation. So, whether it’s pedestrian training and child car seats, drink drive resources or campaigns for older drivers, RSA has something that will be of interest.


TMS Consultancy

TMS Consultancy

TMS is an independent company, providing practical expertise to improve road safety and traffic management by offering audit, consultancy and training services. TMS is dedicated to achieving continuous improvements in road safety and our expertise is underlined by our position as the leading training provider, whilst our independent status enables us to offer truly impartial advice.


Traffic Technology Ltd

Traffic Technology Ltd

Traffic Technology Ltd designs, supplies, installs and manages a range of innovative road safety and monitoring systems for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Our products have user-friendly software for instant, professional reports and operate to high levels of accuracy and reliability. Services include installation and training from our team of highly experienced engineers, as well as manual and video traffic surveys.


The Transafe Network

The Transafe Network

The Transafe Network consists of road safety specialists with backgrounds in research, consultancy, training, operations and public service across the highways, emergency services and road transport sectors.

Our team have experience from highway authorities, consulting engineers, the police service, transport research and operations in the oil and gas industry, and a wider network of associates supplying expertise in road and vehicle engineering, evidence and enforcement, education and encouragement.




Westcotec celebrated their 15th Anniversary in April 2016. Over the years Westcotec has grown to become one of the industry leaders in Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) and other related technologies. Westcotec pride themselves on being family run, the founder and Managing Director Phil Hayton has gathered together a dedicated and loyal work force ,all subscribing to a strong customer service ethic. Westcotec currently supply numerous Community Speedwatch schemes across the UK, both Local Authority supported and an increasing number of stand-alone schemes.



Early day delegate fee:
- Member: £125
- Non-Member: £145

Early rate finishes January 31, 2018

Standard day delegate fee:
- Member: £155
- Non-Member: £180

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