The Tavistock Institute working in close partnership with AECOM has been commissioned to deliver a cutting edge study identifying best practice to increase safety on local roads.
The research will be undertaken on behalf of the Department for Transport, in order to enable them to better understand the factors underlying local road safety performance. In 2007, 2,946 people were killed in road accidents, and 27,774 seriously injured, both figures reflected reductions since 2006.The study will consider all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and passengers, and look at all of the factors impacting on road safety, including law enforcement, safety education and road safety engineering. From this research Faber Maunsell will issue a range of policy papers, reports and strategies which will inform the future development of local safety policy. The study will use a range of case studies to help understand what is working well, what is not and why. Action learning methods will be used to help safety practitioners to apply best practice and thereby improve local road safety.