“What does good road safety look like in the UK?” This seminar will explore how road safety should be applied in a network-wide review of performance and scope for improvement.
The presentations will be assisted with workshops to gain an insight and evidence of how CIHT can engage with the industry to deliver “good” road safety. We will also host a panel discussion to review how CIHT can influence the industry going forward.
A stellar line-up featuring big thinkers, decision makers and game changers will deliver insight, relevant content, and experiences to help highways and transportation professionals feel more confident, capable and inspired.
CIHT is thrilled to be hosting the event both in person and digitally. In person attendees will be able to take part in workshops to gain an insight of how CIHT can engage with the industry to deliver “good” road safety.
Shape the future
Following this event, CIHT will produce a white paper outlining recommendations for where policy interventions should be made to deliver “good” road safety network-wide in the UK. Be a part of the change, get the information you need when people are looking at you for answers and attend this May.
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Includes several hours of CPD, workshops, insight that you can apply to your role and inspirational thought leadership.
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Discover what our previous event attendees had to say:
"Really insightful range of case studies from across the industry, evidencing best practice, emerging trends and creating benchmarks that can effectively measure successes." - Dan Johnson, Suffolk County Council
"I found the event to be very insightful and information, and the speakers were very knowledgeable." - Dezi Li, Highways England
“All really engaging presenters, very informative and a great opportunity to network too.” - Terry Wilkinson, ACO Technologies PLC
Interested in broadening your skillset, being inspired and informed? Why not attend day one and three of CIHT’s May Technical Seminars as well?
Biography: Deborah is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in Road Safety Engineering, Highway Design, Asset Management and Maintenance.
Deborah is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich at Medway. Her teaching includes Project Management & Appraisal, Engineering Professional Skills, Construction Management & Technology, and Highway Engineering. She is also the Engineering Employability Champion, Placements Officer, and a member of the Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.
The theme for Deborah’s presidential year is ‘Route to Professionalism’ and during the next 12 months, CIHT will highlight just what it means to be a professional and the benefits of embracing continual improvement and enhanced professional ethics.
Synopsis: Kate will outline the Safe System (under the ‘Five Pillars’ of road safety, which is increasingly advocated as the model for road safety within a transport lifecycle approach, from options identification through design and asset management to re-use/demolition.
She will give examples of how this might be applied at a design/network management level (with examples for a route and a major junction), and how some decisions to improve safety in one area or aspect of risk might have counterintuitive adverse outcomes in other respects, and the need for a holistic approach along routes; across a network, and between networks.
Biography: Kate Carpenter is technical lead for operational road safety in Jacobs, supporting many strategic and local authority clients to deliver an evidence-based approach to intervention design and network management.
Kate has lead safety governance work on smart motorway projects, Queensferry Crossing, and other projects for National Highways, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government and TfL, as well as local authority Clients. She also undertakes pro bono work on behalf of CIHT, PACTS and Transport Safety Commission and gave evidence on behalf of CIHT at the Transport Select Committee hearing on Smart Motorways.
Synopsis: This talk will look at differences in road safety across Britain by looking at different ways of measuring crash risk, and consider the implications for road users and for road authorities.
Biography: Brian is a researcher, technical leader and project manager with substantial experience across a vast range of transport-related issues. He is a highly qualified and capable mathematician with excellent analytical and communication skills and is a road safety and risk management expert with a reputation for high quality research and evidence-led analysis.
Brian is passionate about reducing the risk of death and serious injury on Britain’s roads and joined the Road Safety Foundation as Programme and Research Manager in August 2018. Brian has presented at and chaired international conferences, has appeared as an expert witness in court, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss Parliamentary legislation.
Synopsis: In November 2021, Nick Reed was appointed by National Highways as their first ever independent Chief Road Safety Adviser. This part-time position is intended to support provide review and challenge to the organisation and its polices and strategies in relation to road safety, working with internal and external stakeholders.
In this presentation, Nick will describe the role, his experiences to date and plans and priorities in helping National Highways to achieve its ambitious road safety vision.
Biography: Professor Nick Reed is the Founder of Reed Mobility, an independent research consultancy on the future of mobility, working across public, private and academic sectors to deliver transport systems that are safe, clean, efficient, ethical and equitable.
He holds a visiting professorship at the University of Surrey and, in November 2021, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Road Safety Adviser to National Highways, providing review and challenge to the organisation in its aim to deliver zero harm on the strategic road network by 2040.
Synopsis: In this presentation, George will outline the future of road safety in Scotland. Demonstrating how Transport Scotland are raising the profile of road safety in Scotland by aligning with the Government’s national outcomes and indicators. He will also speak to the way in which they will implement the safe system across the country presenting on key deliverables within their annual delivery plans.
This presentation will also deliver insight into the way that road safety will be delivered in Scotland, how they implement the safe system view a vision of Scotland having the best road safety performance by 2030 and will be addressing cross cutting policy issues to deliver a safer Scotland.
Biography: George has worked for the Scottish Government since 1999 in various roles. He developed the current strategic road safety plan to inform how road safety is delivered on Scotland’s trunk roads.
In 2016 he moved position to take up the role of the Head of Road Policy within Transport Scotland where he was responsible for a wide range of policies including Managed Motorways, Motorsports on Closed Roads in Scotland and various aspects of parking. He also played leading role in the development of the pavement parking elements of the recent Transport Bill.
In May 2019 he has took up his current role of National Operations Manager for Road Safety Policy and Education at Transport Scotland where he was responsible for the setting of the Government’s Casualty Reduction Targets to 2030 and the development of the new Road Safety Framework. He also oversees all road safety learning and marketing in Scotland.
Biography: David Davies has a background in sustainable transport, road safety and public sector scrutiny. His PhD in transport planning led to his appointment as transport policy officer at Birmingham City Council. He then worked as a consultant in UK and Hong Kong before forming David Davies Associates, which specialised in sustainable transport, including five years at the Transport Research Lab.
In 2003 he moved to the Audit Commission, undertaking transport and environment inspections and performance assessments of local authorities.
In 2007 he moved to the House of Commons Transport Committee, managing inquiries into road safety, aviation, high-speed rail, ports and bus competition. He has been the Executive Director of PACTS since January 2013 where he promotes effective casualty and danger reduction measures and integration of safety with wider environmental and sustainability polices.
This event will take place at CIHT's head offices located on Old Street based in London.
The venue is only a 5-minute walk from Old Street Understand Station and hosts several restaurants, bars, pubs, and shops in the local area.