• University College London

    Project: Identifying and evaluating promising road safety education programmes for parents of children under eleven years

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 24 months

    This three-year project aims to strengthen the evidence base of effective road safety programmes for parents of children under eleven years by identifying three promising programmes that are currently being used in local areas of the UK, evaluating them and producing manuals to support roll out in other areas.

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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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  • Transport Research Laboratory

    Project: Development and Pilot of a Business Travel Focused Intervention Addressing Close Following Driving Behaviour

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

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  • UWE-Bristol

    Project: Wheels Skills and Thrills 2 (WST2)

    • Year awarded: 2016/17
    • Project duration: 24 months

    Funding of £194,000 has been awarded to The University of the West of England. This project aims to encourage safer driving by young men, particularly from less affluent areas, by researching and testing an intervention combining social marketing, advanced driver training, and in-car telematics. Based on an early trial and part-funded by the DfT, WST2 encompasses recent developments in driver training and telematics. It is the largest award made to date and reflects the potential of the project to increase understanding about risky driving by young men and also how to tackle it by developing an intervention with wide take up in mind.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • University College London

    Project: The management of occupational road risk: emerging issues for policy and practice in a changing economy - A survey of grey fleet and gig economy drivers, riders and their managers

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

    This study explores the experience of risk and risk management amongst drivers and riders and their managers who work as part of the ÔgigÕ economy. The aim of this study is to understand how safety is taken into account by these workers and their managers.

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  • University College London

    Project: Understanding near miss reporting to develop a lead indicator for cycling safety and a tool for evaluating interventions

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 20 months

    The project will develop a reporting sensor with synchronized video data which will provide information about the location, traffic and nature of near-miss incidents for cyclists. The tool will be trialled on four cycling routes – cyclists will upload video footage of the near miss incidents with the results analysed by the project team. The reporting system will be designed to enable evaluation of interventions (such as Close Pass) and as an indicator of system safety.

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  • London TravelWatch

    Project: Research into the Safety of London Bus Passengers

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 10 months

    The aims of the project are to derive a better understanding of the nature and circumstances of injuries to bus passengers and how they can be prevented/mitigated. This will be achieved through: an analysis of bus passenger incidents in the Greater London area, identification of the cause of incidents and countermeasures to mitigate injury, dissemination of the results of the study to bus industry stakeholders.

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  • London Road Safety Council

    Project: Current and future road safety education, training and provision across the 33 London local authorities.

    • Year awarded: 2017/18
    • Project duration: 11 months

    The project will review road safety education, training and publicity across the 33 London local authorities and plans for future provision in the context of reductions in local authority spending in this area. The understanding and insight gained will be disseminated and used to inform the development of co-operative ways of working that with the aim of ensuring the future delivery of the service across London.

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