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Technology and impact on road safety to spotlight at RoSPA conference

Changing technology and the demands placed on road safety will come under the spotlight at this year’s RoSPA Road Safety Conference.


RoSPA Road Safety Conference 2017 will be held at The Studio in Birmingham.

Taking place on Thursday 9 March in Birmingham, the event will include talks on issues such as driverless vehicles, hands-free phones, virtual reality’s role in educating the next generation of drivers, 20mph limits and zones, new road safety policy, and child car seats. 

Speakers include Dr Margaret Peden, coordinator for unintentional injury prevention at the World Health Organisation, Mel Jones, transportation behaviour change manager at Birmingham City Council, Nick Lloyd, RoSPA’s road safety manager, Paul Speight, watch manager for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, and Mark Bennett, European senior technical and training manager at Britax.

There will also be exhibitors including Continental Automotive, Exeros-Technologies, FirstCar and the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

 The RoSPA Road Safety Conference 2017, sponsored by Britax, takes place at The Studio in Birmingham between 9.30am and 3.45pm. For more details, visit www.rospa.com/events/road, or contact the RoSPA events team on 0121 248 2091 or [email protected].

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.