2017 Road Safety Wales Conference
Today, road safety professionals from across Wales will meet at the Road Safety Wales Conference at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. This annual event, which is free to member organisations, explores key road safety themes as highlighted in the Road Safety Framework for Wales and provides a valuable networking opportunity.
Topics for the morning session will include:
- A Review of the Road Safety Framework for Wales - Joanne Stevens, Welsh Government
- Updates from participants in Welsh Government/Innovate UK’s Motorcycle Innovation Challenge - Armourgel Ltd and Fusion Processing Ltd
- An outline of the link between Public Health and Road Safety - Dr Sarah Jones
Five presentations for the afternoon session are:
- Neil Dewson-Smyth, Cheshire Constabulary - Intexticated Driving
- Richard Owen, Road Safety Analysis - Assessing Wales’ Most Dangerous Roads: A Simple Way to Model Risk and Predict Future Collisions
- Dr Fiona Fylan, Brainbox Research - From Teens to Retirees: Building Evidence-based Interventions with Dyfed Powys Police and Partners
- John Roberts/Teresa Healy, GoSafe - Operation Snap. Do You Really Want To Do That?
- Owen Dillon, Dyfed Powys Police/ Carl Powell, Welsh Ambulance - Operation Darwen, Effective Partnership Working
Susan Storch, Chair of Road Safety Wales, said: “The fully subscribed event will also be an opportunity for Road Safety Wales to thank this year’s award recipients. The Road Safety Wales Awards recognise the good road safety practice, innovative projects and personal contributions being undertaken in Wales.
“Today’s award recipients are not necessarily road safety professionals, but all have been undertaking road safety professionally.”
Recipients this year are:
- Avril Davies - in recognition of her dedicated long service as a School Crossing Patrol in Ceredigion
- Dilys Powell, Ysgol y Lawnt, Rhymney - for encouraging safe walking, cycling and scooting to school.
- Ian Marquis of the Owl’s Nest Tea Room and Diner, Llandovery - for his support to motorcycling initiatives in Carmarthenshire
- John Roberts - for services to North Wales Police and in developing Operation Snap
- Anna Davies - in recognition of her dedication to cycling training in Powys
- Thunder Road Motorcycles - for their involvement in motorcycle safety initiatives and engagement