• UWE-Bristol

    Project: The Impacts of Centre Line Removal or Non-reinstatement on 20mph and 30mph speed limit roads as a contribution to cycle user safety

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 9 months

    This project assesses the evidence for the effectiveness of CLR as a measure to improve safety for cyclists. Depending on the results of this analysis, it will develop a decision and design protocol for highways practitioners to determine whether particular sections of carriageway would be suitable for CLR.

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  • PACTS – The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety

    Project: Economic influences on road casualties (Feasibility Study)

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 3 months

    The project aims to reduce road traffic collisions involving mobility scooter users. By increasing the skills needed, the project aims to reduce accidents and near misses. The project will also increase awareness of mobility needs, which may have an influence on future network projects.

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  • Sustrans

    Project: Developing and Evaluating Light Touch Traffic Calming Measures to Improve Road Safety Outside Schools

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 31 months

    This project will research, trial and monitor a range of light touch traffic calming measures outside three schools in the South East and Wales. The research will lead to publication of a handbook of guidance for schools

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  • Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

    Project: Strengthening the evidence base for effective pursuit management and decision making for police officers and staff managing public safety and policing of the roads.

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 9 months

    The aims of this project are to undersand the nature of vehicle pursuits within London and identify appropriate responses in respect of skills, training, pursuit management and resilience. This will be achieved through a comprehensive review of existing research and studies involving pursuits and risk management and assessment of training guidance in respect of risk. Qualitative interviews with those involved in pursuits, policymakers and investigators. Develop training for risk assessment strategies and contingency plans.


  • National Fire Chiefs Council -Research and Development

    Project: Extrication in Trauma (EXIT Project)

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 17 months

    This research will determine the effect of extrication techniques applied to casualties following road traffic collisions. The research will be carried out in a specialist testing facility using volunteers and will evaluate a range of techniques to measure force and movement. It will also test the use of techniques by lay people and different services (Fire and Rescue, the Police and Highways Agencies).

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  • COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

    Project: Reducing Road Traffic Casualties through Improved Forensic Techniques and Vehicle Design (RoaD) - Proof of Concept

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 24 months

    The aim of this pilot project is to develop a proof of concept for a pedestrian trauma database. This would upport A&E departments at the accident site, law enforcement in pedestrian accident scenarios and the design of future safer vehicles. The project will also investigate the opportunity of performing novel virtual Post Morten using CT-Scans, which will improve PM accuracy and benefit grieving families by reducing the duration of the coronal process.

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  • Wirral Council

    Project: Mind Your Business, Road Safety at Work Project

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 24 months

    This project builds on and develops a successful project aimed at local companies with fleet vehicles, including grey fleet in Wirral. Wirral Council will focus on taxi and trade van drivers, who are involved with 38% of all collisions whilst driving for work. It will engage with 35 businesses and deliver 25 sessions/activities

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  • Extern

    Project: Impulse control and road safety -- an educational intervention

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 19 months

    This project aims to add to the road safety profession’s understanding of impulsivity, its role in safe road user behaviour and possible counter-measures. It will research, develop, deliver and evaluate a classroom-based educational intervention for 15-24-year-olds with the following learning aims: To improve the participant’s abilities to make safe road safety related decisions through the development of the self–regulatory skills related to impulsiveness.

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  • Fixers

    Project: The Young People Driving Change Fix

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 12 months

    The project gives young people across the UK who have had negative driving experiences an opportunity to share their stories on a national level; encouraging other young drivers and passengers to stay safe on the roads. These advocates will speak directly to young drivers and their passengers through twelve ÔFixersÕ campaigns. The young people led stories, will form stand alone projects and will result in an open-source resource pack presented on a new micro-site that will be made available for the education of all young drivers.

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  • Swansea University

    Project: Capturing best information from witnesses to serious road traffic collisions

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 30 months

    The overall aim of this project is to increase road safety for all road users by increasing the efficiency and successful prosecution rate of investigations into serious road traffic collisions. It will develop a bespoke version of the Self-Administered Interview (SAI) specifically for use with witnesses to Road Traffic Collisions (the SAI-RTC),

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