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Committee issues call for papers ahead of 2016 National Conference

Wednesday 24th February 2016


The organising committee behind the 2016 National Road Safety Conference has issued a call for papers from anyone interested in presenting at the annual event.

The 2016 National Conference is being hosted by Road Safety GB South West Region and held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre on the 15-16 November.

The event will look to build on the success of the 2015 conference in Nottingham, which saw a record number of attendees (300+). More than 100 people have already registered to attend the 2016 conference.

A number of topics for this year’s agenda are under consideration, and papers are invited based on the following themes:

Road user psychology
• Why do people use the roads in the ways that they do?
• How can we positively influence road user behaviour?

Public health & road safety
• How can road safety managers/practitioners most effectively engage with colleagues in public health?
• Bringing together public health and road safety strategies.
• Addressing the (potential) road casualty implications of encouraging more people to cycle and walk.

Social media and engagement

Alongside the main agenda, the 2016 National Conference will see the return of the fringe event and the question time session.

Anyone interested in putting forward a paper for consideration, or requiring more information, should contact Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112. At this early stage all this is required is a title and brief summary of the presentation and brief speaker profile.



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