Forthcoming events

Van Excellence Operational Briefings

The briefings, which are sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, take place on:

1st March – Aston Villa, Birmingham
23rd March – Twickenham Stadium
29th March – The Pavillions, Harrogate
They are designed to assist any van operator, from large fleets to those with just one vehicle, whether they are an FTA member or not. Delegates attending last year gave the briefings a 93% approval rating.

Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative which aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry. The scheme was launched in 2010 and recently won a Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award.


Road Safety GB National Road Safety Data Analysts Conference

A national conference organised by Road Safety GB for road safety data analysts, is to be held in Birmingham.

The conference, organised in partnership with Road Safety Analysis and with support from the DfT, will take place on Thursday 2nd March, at the IET Birmingham, Austin Court B1 2NP.

There will also be the opportunity for a small number of organisations to exhibit alongside the conference.

Please click here for details of the agenda.


The 6th CLOCS exhibition

The sixth Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) exhibition will be held on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at ExCeL London.

This free to attend event will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

It will include the latest vehicles from leading manufacturers designed with improved direct vision suitable for use in the urban environment, advice and demonstrations focussed on CLOCS compliance checks and opportunities to view some of the latest safety products and services on offer.

Register here to reserve your free place at the exhibition.


PACTS: Collison investigation conference

PACTS is holding a major conference, supported by Highways England, to explore how road traffic collision investigation procedures can be improved in the UK – to join up the parts, to obtain greater learning and prevent fatal and serious collisions in the future.

It will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Church House, Westminster and will of interest to collision investigators, lawyers, highways and traffic engineers, road safety auditors and officers, motor insurers, vehicle safety engineers, occupational safety managers, transport safety researchers, transport safety policy makers and others with an interest in road safety.

For more information please click here.

Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week

The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8th-14th May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

For more information please click here.


The 1st Global Summit & 15th REAAA Conference 

The 1st IRF Global Summit will take place in Bali, Indonesia on the 22nd-24th March 2017.

It is the largest forum in Asia for showcasing new road technologies, and sharing best practices in the road sector. The theme of Roads for Better Living, seeks to promote more cost effective and sustainable roads and road networks that maximize the socio-economic benefits to society. A special focus will be paid to climate resilience, road safety, and connectivity.


High-level road safety conference Malta

The European Commission, in collaboration with the forthcoming Maltese Presidency of the European Union, is organising a high-level conference on road safety. This participatory stakeholder event will bring together road safety experts, stakeholders and political decision-makers on 28th March 2017, followed by a ministerial conference on the 29th March 2017.

The event will give participants the opportunity to share knowledge and discuss ways to continue improving safety on European roads.

There will also be an opportunity to visit information stands where road safety organisations Europe-wide will present their work and share their experience.

This conference will be an essential date for all those interested in road safety in Europe, so mark your agenda today and join us in March 2017 in Malta.

For more information please click here.


Alliance Global Meeting April 2017


Sama-Sama Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Fifth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims will take place in Malaysia and is now open for registrations.

Main meeting: 5th-6th April 2017.

Pre-meetings and trainings: 3th-4th April 2017.

For more information please click here.


The Safe System Approach: Managing for Better Road Safety Results

This short course has been designed to engage decision-makers and practitioners who are taking road safety forward at national and local levels. It explains the scientific basis of Safe System, key strategic and design aspects and its alignment with a range of societal objectives.

The aim of this two-day course is to provide attendees with a broad introduction to Safe System road safety management and a window on implementation experience and guidance in a range of settings. At the end of Day 2 attendees should be able to understand the scope of Safe System in their day-to-day road safety activity and options for building on their current approaches and practice.

For more information please click here.


Young Driver Focus

Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London.

The Young Driver Focus 2017 conference will take place on the 26th April 2017.

Now in its fourth year, the one-day conference examines current and future thinking with regard to the challenge of reducing crashes and casualties caused by the high-risk young drivers. It is intended to be of interest to both private and public sector road safety professionals.

The conference team is currently looking at topics and themes and is aiming to publish an outline agenda by late October.

For further detail please click here.


5th International SaferRoads Conference

The 5th International SaferRoads Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from May 21st to 24th 2017.

Run every 3 years, this truly international event is designed to increase the opportunity for countries across the globe to participate and host.

Stemming from an idea between New Zealand Transport Agency (previously Transit New Zealand) and WDM from England, the conference began with a focus on skid resistance but has since grown to be a forum to promote the diverse range of activities associated with road and runway surfaces, and the role they play in safety.

Please register your interest here to be kept informed on latest information on the programme, activities and key speakers.


CIECA Congress

The 49th CIECA General Assembly and Congress will take place in Trondheim, Norway, on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th of June 2017. The General Assembly and Congress, hosted by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the NORD University, will be held in the Royal Garden Hotel which is situated in the Trondheim City Centre.

To become a safe, eco-friendly and responsible driver it is necessary to develop not only driving skills, but also personality related competencies through an appropriate educational process.

The content of the educational programmes followed by the instructor as well as the examiner, together with their qualifications will be the core elements influencing the result of this process.

Please note that the deadline for the submission of the abstracts is 7th December 2016. Information on the submission guidelines can be found here.

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