Fleet and Road safety event

Fleet and Road Safety Event

In Great Britain (2018), 186 people were killed in crashes involving someone exceeding the speed limit, with a further 1,505 seriously injured and 5,500 slightly injured. Another 112 people died when travelling too fast for the conditions.

At this free online event you will hear from key policy makers, leading academics and practitioners and learn more about interventions and research to help reduce this shocking statistic.

You will also hear about exciting new initiatives, focussing on future cities and Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR), driver behaviour and technology.


Presentations will be pre-recorded and sent out to delegates in advance. The LIVE event will take place at 1pm, and will feature the speakers in a Q&A Panel format.

Driver Behaviour and Occupational Road Risk

Penny Brooks, Technical Project Manager, RoSPA

A look at how our personal triggers and motivators affect our driving choices.

20mph Speed Limits – The New Normal

Phil Jones, Chairman, Phil Jones Associates

In July 2020 the Welsh Parliament overwhelmingly approved the recommendations of the 20mph Task Force, established by the Welsh Government to map out the steps needed to establish a default 20mph speed limit for restricted (lit) roads across Wales. Work is now underway on implementing 20mph limits covering eight pilot settlements across Wales, which will inform the development of the policies and processes needed for the national implementation, planned for 2023.

Phil Jones was the Chair of the Welsh Government 20mph Task Force and will summarise the case for default 20mph limits in urban areas, the steps now being taken to bring about this ground-breaking change, and the implications it will have for policy-makers and professionals.

Should you be touching that? Interacting with in-vehicle infotainment systems while driving

Neale Kinnear, Head of Transport Safety, TRL

The increasing use of in-vehicle infotainment systems while driving has led to concerns around driver distraction and road safety. Although newer in-vehicle systems such as Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay appear to reduce workload compared with original manufacturer systems, little research has been done to understand the impact of these applications on driving performance.

IAM RoadSmart, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and the FIA Foundation commissioned TRL to explore the impact of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on driver performance using TRL’s DigiCar simulator. Touch control and voice control features were tested while participants drove TRL’s ‘impairment route’. The study also sought to compare the results to other forms of driver impairment.

An overview of the Cycle Smart Brum project - New insights into cyclist safety

Irene McAleese, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, See.Sense

Based upon in excess of 700million insight points the project was able build a unique and near-time insight into the cycling experience and critical safety factors at a city wide level for the first time.

This presentation will share key findings from research conducted by RoSPA in partnership with See.Sense, supported by the Department for Transport.

Long and Winding Road: 25 years of Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR)

Dr. Karen McDonnell, RoSPA OSH Policy Adviser

Karen will explore where driving for work ‘fits’ with road safety, and how to manage the driving risk in the same way you would manage any other risk that your organisation faces. Additionally, she will cover how the MORR project helps achieve targets, specifically Safe Driver, Safe Vehicle, Safe Roads.


Penny Brooks is RoSPA’s Technical Project Manager, responsible for developing and curating RoSPA Fleet Services’ suite of driver and driver trainer qualifications. Prior to joining RoSPA in 2019 she spent ten years designing training courses for freelance trainers with the AA and BSM Driving Schools in the UK. Penny qualified as a driver trainer herself in 2003 and gained her learning and development credentials with the CIPD in 2008. Since then she has worked exclusively within the driver training industry and has written, led and managed driver training programmes and train the trainer courses in the UK and the Middle East.

Phil is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in traffic engineering, transport planning and urban design. He founded Phil Jones Associates in 2003; the PJA group of companies now provides services in transport planning, engineering and placemaking and employs around 85 staff based in six UK offices and in Melbourne, Australia.

His experience includes preparing transport strategies for major developments and leading street improvement and urban design projects in villages, towns and cities.

Phil has been involved in many walking and cycling initiatives, including editing the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance, and is a member of the DfT Stakeholder Advisory Group for its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

Phil led the production of DfT guidance for local highway authorities on the preparation of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans and has worked on the new DfT Local Transport Note 1/20, ‘Cycle Infrastructure Design’, published in July 2020. In 2019-20 he chaired Task Forces for the Welsh Government on establishing a default 20mph speed limit for residential roads and the civil enforcement of paving parking restrictions.

Dr Neale Kinnear is a Chartered Psychologist in the study of human behaviour and transport, and Head of Transport Safety at TRL. Neale provides technical expertise for evaluation, research, and evidence-based policy. Neale has extensive knowledge and experience of international scientific literature in relation to user behaviour and transport, particularly that of young and novice drivers, driver licensing, training and education, distraction, fatigue, telematics, speeding, and consumer response to automated and electric vehicles. His application of behavioural science principles in the transport domain has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and international books where he has developed models of driver behaviour and guidance on understanding behavioural adaptation. Neale sits on the Vehicle User Education, Training, and Licensing committee and Young Driver Subcommittee at the Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA. He also sits on the Expert Panel for Road Safety Education Australasia.

Irene is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at See.Sense, a high growth cycling technology and data company, on a mission to make cycling better. Irene leads go to market strategy, partnerships, government relations and pilot deployments, applying See.Sense patented sensor technology and data to improve the safety and experience of the rider and empower cities with powerful insights.

Irene is the Winner of Northern Ireland Women in Business Award for Best Small Business, is listed in Cycling UK's 100 women in Cycling, as a British Cycling ‘Cycling Trailblazer’ and is an Ambassador to the Women in Cycling Network. Irene is also a Board Member of Cycling Industries Europe and member of the Expert Panel on Connected Cycling and ITS. Prior to Co-founding See.Sense, Irene worked as a management consultant, leading organisational change programmes for global companies.

Karen is Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser at RoSPA, and Head of RoSPA Scotland. She is a highly motivated advocate for Safety and Health, skilled in partnership working, with a track record of engaging with key stakeholders across the globe. Previously past president of IOSH, Karen has the ability to influence and motivate others, encouraging the adoption of a ‘whole person whole life’ approach to accident prevention.


Register now for this free online Fleet and Road Safety event.


Wednesday, May 19



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