• London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Project: Are 'Mini Holland' area interventions to support increased levels of cycling and walking safer for all road users compared to areas without these interventions?

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 36 months

    The aim of the project is to find out what effect the introduction of cycling and walking has on perceived and actual levels of road safety for all road users. Background and historic research will be undertaken alongside a comprehensive literature review, following this quantitative and qualitative research will be undertaken to gather actual road safety data and perceptions of it. Once analysed the data will be overlaid onto maps of Mini Holland infrastructure to assess whether its introduction has affected perceived and actual road safety.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

    Project: Targeting Road Injury Prevention

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 36 months

    Funding of £100,000 has been awarded to AddenbrookeÕs Charitable Trust to work with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership in order to look in detail at crashes that cause severe injury and death, in particular examining the types of drivers that are involved in these crashes. This innovative project brings together partners from the Local Authority, Emergency Services, Higher Education and Cambridge University Hospitals to explore whether prevention strategies targeted at groups of drivers similar to those considered culpable for crashes, rather than targeting groups who are likely to be injured, have an impact on road safety.

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  • University of Keele

    Project: Innovators and innovations in preventing mobile phone use while driving: sharing and improving practice

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 13 months

    The project will gather, review and promote work in the area of mobile phone use while driving, and provide opportunities for practitioners to work with academic experts in the field to design, and evaluate activities that have the best chance of delivering road safety benefits

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  • Transport Research Laboratory

    Project: New Cycle Helmet Assessment Programme (NCHAP): protocols development

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 14 months

    A grant of £99,500 has been awarded to develop the testing protocols for a safety rating scheme for cycle helmets. Currently there is very limited free and independent consumer information relating to the safety performance of pedal cycle helmets. All cycle helmets sold in Europe have to meet regulatory requirements, which is set at a mandatory performance, but different helmets achieve these baseline requirements by varying margins. Consumers therefore find it difficult to discern to what extent one particular cycle helmet offers a greater level of protection than that of another. The aim of this project is to create a set of testing protocols that can be used to rate cycle helmets, providing users with relevant, transparent, and free (at the point of sale) safety performance information, which ultimately enables consumers to consider the safety performance of a helmet within their purchasing decision. To support the development of the protocols, TRL will design and undertake a series of helmet impact tests, using TRLÕs helmet impact test facilities. These tests will be designed to address gaps within the current scientific literature and to further the scientific communities understanding of the impact performance of cycle helmets. The results of these tests, along with the protocols will be published within a peer reviewed journal, providing transparency to the rating scheme.

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  • PACTS – The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety

    Project: Seizing the Opportunities

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 12 months

    Funding of £19,000 has been awarded to PACTS towards a research project ÔUK Road Safety Ð Seizing the OpportunitiesÕ. The aim of the research is to provide support to the road safety community on the opportunities presented in the GovernmentÕs 2015 Road Safety Statement, and identify how to translate these opportunities into tangible actions to reduce casualties. The research will summarise key safety issues, problems and solutions, highlight opportunities for influence and identify ÔSafe SystemÕ progress indicators.

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  • PACTS – The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety

    Project: Reducing suicides on the UK roads -- providing a baseline

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 10 months

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  • Designability

    Project: FLOURISH - design requirements to enable use of connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) by older people with a disability

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 30 months

    Funding of £62,908 has been awarded to Designability, working with a number of partners including Age UK, towards the ÔFLOURISHÕ project. The project will look at design issues of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and how technology can be developed to benefit people with a range of age related impairments. CAVs offer the potential for older people with an age-related disability to continue to be mobile whilst reducing the risks caused by people who should not be driving, benefitting all road users. The RST contribution to the multi-sector FLOURISH project will result in a report on engagement with the public on use of CAVs and the needs of users with specific impairments. It will also result in requirements for a human-machine interface for CAVs (the technology that connects drivers to the vehicle) from results of trials using a simulator and on the road.

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  • University of South Wales

    Project: Developing a Road Crossing Educational Computer 'Game' for Primary Schools

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 18 months

    Funding of £67,468 has been awarded to The University of South Wales who will work with school children to design and develop an evidence-based educational computer game using a first-person perspective, to teach children how to cross the road safely. The project draws on academic research about the way children learn about Road Safety and aims to produce a low-cost game using the latest technology and a short guide for teachers in its use.

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  • Transport Research Laboratory

    Project: Development and Trial a Community Led Intervention to improve Residential Road Safety

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 12 months

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