This lunchtime webinar, hosted by SoRSA will cover Road Safety Audit in Smart Motorways Programme (SMP), SMP accident analysis, the findings of the stocktake and the Government’s Action Plan.
The presentations will cover a variety of different topics related to the safety of Smart Motorways.
We will outline the findings from the stocktake, including an overview of the safety data and the actions that Highways England has been asked to deliver to increase public confidence in smart motorways and further improve safety on the strategic road network.
It will also cover the types and common finding of Road Safety Audits on Smart Motorways and explain the Safety Control Review Groups and the current safety matters that are being reviewed.
Peter is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 27 years of experience specialising in the production of safety cases, standards and procedures. He sits on the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Safety Panel and Highways England’s National Safety Control and Review Group and Operations Technical Leadership Group. Peter is Director of P. Whitfield Consulting and is supporting Highways England through technical assurance and advice service for Smart Motorways.
Previously Peter was Professional Head of the highways discipline at Atkins and member of the divisional Technical Board.
Peter’s early career was at the Highways Agency where he chaired the UK Technical Board for Volume 6 of DMRB and was national lead of what is now known as the SES Safe Road Design team responsible for approval of departures from standard and leading a research portfolio to support Volume 6 of DMRB. In this time Peter also represented the UK in Brussels during the technical negotiations for the EU Directive for Road Safety Management.
Max Brown is the Head of Road Design for Highways England. He works in their Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) department which leads on standards and advice, including GG 119 for Road Safety Audits. As policy lead for road design, Max is responsible for leading the development of new operating solutions for the strategic road network. This has included smart motorways and the creation of a new design standard for creating new and upgrading A roads (GD 300).
Max Brown joined Highways England (Agency) in 2006. Previously Max worked for Atkins as a design project manager since graduation as a Civil Engineer from Cardiff University in 1999. Over the last 12 years Max has been technical lead for the development of smart motorways and recently led Highways England’s technical input to the Government’s smart motorways evidence stocktake.
Max’s presentation will outline the findings from the stocktake, including an overview of the safety data and the actions that Highways England has been asked to deliver to increase public confidence in smart motorways and further improve safety on the strategic road network.