Survey response by theme

Between September and November 2018, we carried out an online consultation to find out what our stakeholders thought about the importance levels of a number of themes that had been identified as potential gaps by our Road Safety Initiatives Committee.

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The idea behind carrying out this consultation was to get other’s input to where the Road Safety Trust should prioritise its funding through its grant-giving activities. The Road Safety Trust is in the process of setting its new strategic direction for the next 5-10 years and the outcome of this online consultation has served to inform and influence that strategy, so we would like to thank everyone who took part in it.

164 people participated in the online consultation altogether, most of whom were representing their organisation. This number included 31 Local Authorities, 25 Police Forces, 9 Fire & Rescue Services, 9 of our grantees, 5 PCCs and 5 Safer Road Partnerships around the UK, in addition to many individuals or organisations working in the field of road safety without falling into one of the above categories. Participants were asked to rate by importance 12 themes considered to be gaps in research, work or knowledge. The results of the consultation are below.


Development of a cycle helmet safety rating

How can the Safe System approach be best integrated into the mainstream of road safety activity including highway engineering, road assessment and planning management


Evidence base for effective national work-related safety

Future-proofing, preparing for and adapting to new technologies and skills


Consideration of regulation frameworks for Fitness to Drive health issues - present and recommended

Prevention and mitigation of death and serious injuries in road crashes


Using a socio-legal framework in enforcement

Evaluation of national road safety interventions


National review of urban design standards with pedestrians in mind, extending Road Assessment Programmes (RAP) to pedestrians and aligning with Safe System principles

Extending and deepening knowledge for an improved evidence base in Fitness to Drive health issues, especially re impacts of ageing


Innovative traffic calming and provision for pedestrians and cyclists

How can technology best be used to reduce criminality and unsafe driving, distraction offences, and support compliance with safe practices?

SurveysLynne Dickens