Road Safety Conference 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

Making our roads safer for vulnerable road users

The RoSPA Road Safety Conference will return in 2019, taking place at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Wednesday, February 13. Make sure you save the date in your diary!

This year’s conference will discuss what policies and practical initiatives can be implemented in 2019 to protect Britain’s most vulnerable road users. Hear from key policy makers, leading academics and practitioners delivering case studies within both a rural and urban setting. There will also be great networking and exhibition opportunities.

Are you interested in getting involved?

If you’re interested in getting involved as a sponsor or exhibitor, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at


09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

09:45 Welcome and introduction from the Chairman

09:50 Car seat regulations
Mark Bennett, European Product Expert, Britax
In this presentation, Mark will give an update on car seat regulations

10:00 Working together for more and safer active travel
David Davies, Executive Director, PACTS

10:05 Vision Zero for London
Stuart Reid, Interim Director Vision Zero, TfL

  • Our Vision Zero objectives
  • Our Vision Zero strategy
  • Key challenges and lessons learnt to

10:25 Aligning road safety and clean air policies & programmes so that #BrumBreathes’.
Joe Green, Transportation Behaviour Change Manager, Birmingham City Council

  • How will the proposed introduction of a Clean Air Zone for Birmingham affect road safety?
  • How else can we use transport and road safety initiatives to help tackle air pollution?
  • How is the city encouraging people to choose safer, healthier, more sustainable travel choices?

10:50 Country Road – Take Me Home!
Lyn Morris, Road Safety Officer, Carmarthenshire Road Safety

  • Dangerous roads; Dangerous vehicles; Dangerous speeds; Dangerous road users
  • Who is getting killed, injured, &/or involved in crashes? And who or what is to blame?
  • The challenges we face in applying the 4 ‘E’s in a rural area – our twist – the Rural Roads Project!

11:15 Ask the speakers

11:25 Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11:45 Cycling and walking investment strategy (CWIS) Safety Review
Ameena Berkowitz, Policy Adviser, Road Safety Policy (Vulnerable Road Users), Department for Transport

  • What DfT is doing and when
  • Why it is important
  • How it fits in with wider Road Safety activity

12:10 The National Standard for Cycle Training, Bikeability delivery and instructor training
Michael Frearson, Director of Development and Operations, The Bikeability Trust

  • Changes to the National Standard for Cycle Training
  • Introducing the revised Bikeability Delivery Guide
  • Changes to instructor training.

12:35 UK Cycling’s Vision – What next?
Duncan Dollimore, Head of Advocacy and Campaigns, Cycling UK

13:00 Ask the Speakers

13:10 Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:50 Pedestrian training: Should there be a national delivery model?
Becky Needham, Research & Evaluation Officer, RoSPA

  • A summary of the current pedestrian training provision in England, based on RoSPA’s research
  • An overview of pedestrian training best practice, based on the existing literature
  • Based on RoSPA’s research and the literature, should there be a national delivery model for pedestrian training?

14:10 Ascribing blame in car, motorcyclist, pedestrian collisions: Some critical observations about human visual processing
Professor John Wann, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London

  • “Accidents happen”, but when they involve vehicles and/or pedestrians the issue of liability and blame raises its head
  • In post-accident RTA analyses two commonly identified factors are “excessive speed” and “failed to notice”
  • A consideration of human visual processing and its limitations can provide a prior predictions as to how “speed” and “failed to notice” can interact. These can serve to explain errors such as “she just ran out”, “he pulled right out in front of me” and the liability does not always lie with the person who executed that injudicious action.

14:35 Ask the Speakers

14:40 Refreshments, exhibition and networking

14:55 Carrying low birth weight babies in cars – the national picture revealed
Nick Lloyd, Road Safety Manager, RoSPA

  • The latest research on carrying low birth weight babies, including advice on how long they should be left in a car seat
  • The car seat challenge – what it is? And what’s the national picture?
  • Advice for parents and health practitioners when carrying low birth weight babies

15:10 Safe and Active at all ages: A national strategy to prevent serious accidental injuries in England.
Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, RoSPA OHS Policy Advisor.

  • What is NAPS?
  • Why is it needed?
  • Key recommendations to protect vulnerable road users

15:35 Ask the Speakers

15:45 Closing remarks from Chairman


The 2019 Road Safety conference will be held at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.


Edgbaston Stadium,
Edgbaston Rd,
B5 7QU

Telephone: 0121 369 1994


Getting to the event

 Travel by road

Plan your journey by car here.


There is free car parking onsite for delegates.

 Travel by train

The nearest mainline train station is Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the city centre, Moor Street (3.1 miles away) and Snow Hill (3.4 miles away).

As an event delegate, you get 10% off your train tickets when you book through Virgin Trains.

 Travel by bus

The 45 and 47 bus will take you straight from Carrs Lane in Birmingham City Centre and drop you off on Pershore Road, which is a 2 minute walk from the Stadium.

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

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


The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is a voluntary accreditation scheme dedicated to driving-up standards in the road transport industry. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, FORS continues to provide best practice principles for transport operators and, with over 5,000 members, FORS is now a well-established industry accreditation scheme.




JENOPTIK Traffic Solutions is the global leader in the supply and support of average speed enforcement.

Having first invented ANPR over 30 years ago our work on thousands of camera installations has enabled our products and services to continually evolve to provide the best achievable solutions.

Jenoptik are the only average speed supplier that understands how to deliver solutions that work – we are the most experienced and successful supplier, with our products and services constantly evolving to make our customers’ roads safer, smoother, greener and fairer.


Solon Security

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.


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.

TMS offers an extensive range of training courses in the field of Road Safety, Traffic Management, Highway Design and Highway Maintenance. All of our courses offer a 'hands on' approach to training and are recognised for CPD by the IHE and CIHT.




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.




Over the last 19 years, Westcotec has grown to become one of the industry leaders in Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) and other related technologies. The founder Phil Hayton has gathered together a dedicated and loyal work force, all subscribing to a strong customer service ethic. The company is now undergoing the transition to employee ownership following Phil’s wish to retire. Westcotec are fully UK based with their factory and support functions all at their Norfolk home. Westcotec deliver a consistent high level of post-sale support that has led to the development of long term relationships with both public and private sector customers.


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

Early rate finishes January 14, 2019

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

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