SERP helps to ‘revitalise road safety’

Nicola Foster and Matt Hine represented the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) at this year’s National Safer Roads Partnerships’ Conference, hosted by Road Safety Support last month.

Revitalising road safety was the theme of this year’s event, which was held on 25-26 September, bringing road safety practitioners together from all around the world.

Nicola Foster, chairman of SERP and Matt Hine, road crime manager at Essex Police, explained how data sharing contributes to Vision Zero.

Nicola Foster said: “Events like this are crucial for sharing knowledge and best practice. They are a fantastic opportunity for passionate, dedicated and talented road safety professionals to get together to see how we can all contribute to our ultimate goal of Vision Zero.

“At SERP we believe appropriate data sharing is extremely powerful when used to inform interventions and to align partnership activity.

“Data sharing between partners in SERP shows the connections between collision, criminal and offence records allowing us to build up a profile of offenders to help us address the issues more effectively.

“I’d like to thank RSS for giving us the chance to share our approach to data sharing and look forward to the conference in 2020.”

The conference was chaired by Meredydd Hughes, Road Safety Support director and executive chairman, Antonio Avenoso, executive director at the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and Jeannot Mersch, president of FEVR, the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims.

Other conference speakers included: Nicholas Worrell, safety advocacy director, from the National Transportation Safety Board, in the USA, who delivered the keynote presentation; and Katherine Williamson, head of analysis, and David Snelling, policy team leader, from the Department for Transport, who unveiled the latest UK road casualty figures.

10 October 2019

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