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.
In this report PACTS reveals how roads, vehicles and road infrastructure are being used by individuals seeking to end their lives in the UK.
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.
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 TRL and funded by the RST, this document aims to give a high level step by step guide on the practicalities of delivering this type of project.
TRL, through funding from the RST 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.
Mobile:Engaged Engaged with Driving Change
A digital copy of the compendium can be requested here:
A compendium of information for preventing mobile phone use by drivers. Funded by RST 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.