First speaker confirmed for LRSC centenary conference


The LRSC’s centenary conference, which takes place in January 2017, will open with a brief look back at the history of road safety in London, before focusing on the issues that confront road safety professionals now and in the future.

The conference, ‘Safer cities, safer futures’, will take place in the Guildhall in the City of London on 24 January 2017.

The opening speaker, Dr Mike Esbester, senior lecturer in history at the University of Portsmouth, will explore accident prevention in London since 1916. Dr Esbester’s research focuses on twentieth-century Britain and safety and accident prevention at work, on the streets and in the home.

His presentation will look back at the LRSC over its 100 year history and show what steps have been taken to improve safety in London in that time. Drawing on the LRSC’s archives and using examples of publicity materials produced by the Council, he will focus on the use of education to try to positively influence road user behaviour.

He will also consider what can be learnt from the past and how that might influence future road safety activities.

The conference agenda is currently under development but will cover cycling, pedestrians, shared space, motorcycling, 20mph schemes, HGVs, ‘driverless cars’ and vehicle safety technology.

The conference is primarily intended for road safety and active travel professionals and elected members with an interest in road safety, and will include presentations by academics and road safety professionals.

The delegate fee is £95 for attendees from the public and third sectors and academia, and £145 for others (both prices plus VAT). The delegate fee includes a drinks and canapés reception which will follow the conference and will feature an address by James Cracknell, LRSC President.

An exhibition will run alongside the conference, with prices starting from £495 plus VAT.

Click here to attend as a delegate, click here to book a place at the exhibition, or for more information please contact Sally Bartrum on 01379 650112.

16 May 2016

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