To help achieve our objective of having the safest roads in the world with zero deaths and serious injuries, we work with our grantees to help make this goal become a reality.


Community Corners — A Practitioner’s Guide (PDF)

Transport Research Laboratory

Community Corners involve the use of street furniture such as planters, picnic benches and painting patterns on the residential streets to change the feel of a street from one of a well-defined highway designed primarily for cars, to an environment shared by road users and the community where families live, children play and people move around and socialise. Produced by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and funded by the Road Safety Trust, this document aims to give a high level step-by-step guide to the practicalities of delivering this type of project.

Development and Pilot of a Business Travel Focused Intervention Addressing Close Following Driver Behaviour (PDF)


Transport Research Laboratory

A report on research to test the effectiveness of a driver behaviour intervention aimed at reducing close following behaviour (CFB). This consisted of a literature review into the key factors underpinning close following behaviour and the development and evaluation of an intervention.

Development and Trial of a Community-led Intervention to Improve Residential Road Safety (PDF)

Transport Research Laboratory

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), through funding from the Road Safety Trust and Bristol City Council (BCC), has implemented and evaluated a community-led intervention to reduce excessive speeding behaviour and high traffic volume in residential streets. The intervention involved designing campaign material, undertaking street recruitment and installing street furniture on four residential streets to change the ‘feel’ of the streets from one of a well-defined highway designed primarily for cars, to an environment shared by road users and the community where families live, children play and people move around and socialise. Following the installation of street furniture, evaluation of the scheme’s effectiveness was carried out using pre- and post-intervention traffic surveys (volume, by manual counts, and speed, using a hand-held radar gun) and resident perception surveys on both experimental and control streets. These were undertaken three months after the installation in order to give the road users time to adjust to the change and settle into any new long term patterns of driving behaviour.

Emerging issues for the management of occupational road risk in a changing economy (PDF)

UCL Centre for Transport Studies

A survey of gig economy drivers, riders and their managers, by the Centre for Transport Studies. The gig economy involves people who do not get paid a salary, but get paid per gig or a ‘piece rate’ whereby service providers are linked to service users via an app.

Mobile: Engaged with Driving Change (PDF)

Keele University

Young man in a busy street using a mobile phone

A compendium of information on the prevention of mobile phone use by drivers. Funded by the Road Safety Trust and produced by Keele University, the aim of the compendium is to provide users with the tools needed to develop an informed approach to tackling mobile phone use by drivers – an approach that is based upon an understanding of the problem in context, draws on research evidence and engages with the need for evaluation.

Promoting safety for vulnerable road users: assessing the investigation and enforcement of endangerment offences (PDF)

University of Leicester

Enforcement has a vital part to play in reducing harm and risk on the roads. Produced by The University of Leicester and funded by the Road Safety Trust, this socio-legal study examines current practices in the enforcement of everyday road traffic offences including careless driving, dangerous driving and using a mobile phone whilst driving. The research uses empirical data, including interviews with police officers and crown prosecutors and a review of Crown Prosecution case files, to develop a picture of existing procedures, identify best practices and recommend strategies for improving roads policing enforcement. By conducting focus groups with cyclists, the research also explores the perceptions of vulnerable road users of offending behaviour and the adequacy of enforcement.

Seizing the opportunities (PDF)


Cars, cyclists and buses crossing the bridge near Parliament

Three reports by Road Safety experts and PACTS with an Executive Summary on safer road users, safer roads and safer vehicles as part of UK Road Safety – Seizing the Opportunities project. These assess the Government’s current Road Safety strategies, and set out a number of suggested priorities.

Suicide on UK roads (PDF)


In this report PACTS reveals how roads, vehicles and road infrastructure are being used by individuals seeking to end their lives in the UK.