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Brake reduces entry price for international Speed Congress

Taking place on Wednesday 7th May 2014 in London, the event now costs £50 + VAT (previously £136 + VAT for subscribers and £229 + VAT for non-subscribers).

The conference brings together leading academics and practitioners to discuss the latest developments in reducing traffic speed. Speakers on the day will include Brake founder Mary Williams, who will talk about campaigning for slower speeds, and 20's Plenty for Us founder Rod King, who will talk about how lower speed limits can create safer communities.

Other key speakers include:

  • Ellen De Pauw from the Transportation Research Institute, Hasselt University, Belgium, who will review what impact the Flemish government's lower speed limits had on crashes, especially those involving serious injuries and fatalities.
  • Henk Stipdonk from the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Netherlands, who will present research demonstrating the link between vehicles involved in speeding offences and vehicles involved in crashes
  • Professor John Parkin from London South Bank University, who will present findings from a review into the effectiveness of infrastructure and its management at reducing the risk of cycling injuries, with a particular focus on speed management issues.

Dave Nichols, professional engagement officer at Brake, said: ‘This international event is an excellent opportunity for road safety professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. It is always well-supported, with delegates attending from across the globe, and provides a tremendous networking opportunity for attendees. I would urge road safety professionals to take advantage of this opportunity to hear from the leading voices in the field; the Speed Congress is a not to be missed training opportunity.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.