United Kingdom

Road Safety Decade of Action Launch and Road Safety Week
11-15 May 2011, Calderdale Safer Roads Group, Halifax

High profile launch of Road safety Decade of Action in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and days of action featuring key road safety themes: tackling drink and drugs driving, exceeding speed limits, wearing seat belts, etc. This will be a multi-agency effort including police, fire and rescue service, the NHS trust, The Council and ambulance service.

Contact: David Short, Calderdale Road Safety Manager
Telephone: +44 01422 392142
Email: david.short@calderdale.gov.uk

Decade of Action for Road Safety
11 May 2011, RoadSafe, London

A high profile event in London attended by Chairman Commission for Global Road Safety, HRH prince Michael of Kent, Road Safety Minister, national and local government officials and road safety officers as well as private sector companies committed to road safety. Hope to launch National strategic framework at the event.

Contact: Adrian Walsh
Telephone: +44 7887552708
Email: awalsh@roadsafe.com

The UN Decade: The UK Contribution
11 May 2011, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety

The London conference to mark the launch of the Decade of Action will bring together over on hundred organisations from The United Kingdom, each making a commitment to support the Decade. In addition to an address from Lord Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Chairman of the Commission for Road Safety, the Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond MP, is expected to make an announcement concerning the Government’s strategic framework for Road Safety. Other speakers will show how new thinking and innovation will deliver the objectives of the five pillars of action which form the basis for the global plan of action. Other events on that day will include further political endorsement for the Decade, parliamentary questions and the decade tag displayed in Trafalgar Square. The event is being organised by PACTS with support from RoadSafe and The FIA Foundation, working in collaboration with many other road safety organisations.

Contact: Robert Gifford
Tel: +44 207 222 7732
Email: robert.gifford@pacts.org.uk

Johnson & Johnson SAFE Fleet Europe, Middle East & Africa Leadership Team meeting
14-15 May 2011, Johnson & Johnson

Each year Johnson & Johnson holds their annual leadership team meeting for their internal fleet safety country team leaders in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region. Team leaders get together over a day and half to discuss yearly goals and strategy to move the Johnson & Johnson fleet safety program known as "SAFE Fleet" forward in the region. This year's meeting theme will be A DECADE OF ACTION in line with the launch of the global Decade and posters and other materials and presentations will be distributed and held around the Decade theme during this meeting.

Contact: Gabriel Kardos
Tel: +36309997316
Email: gtkardos@its.jnj.com

Arvals commitment to the Decade of Action for Road Safety
12 May 2011, Arval UK Ltd

By bringing together a range of professionals who work in road safety, we aim to highlight the risks and real life consequences of not taking road safety seriously. We will provide you with lots of practical advice on how to reduce the risks you and your company face. Our event taking place on the 12th May follows the official launch in London of the global campaign, "The Decade of Action". Working together, we can all play an important role in reducing death and injury on our roads and understand how we can contribute to the goals of "The Decade of Action" for Road Safety.

Contact: Tracey Scarr
Tel: +7966129297
E-mail: tracey.scarr@arval.co.uk

Road safety engineering - where now?
16 May 2011, Institute of Highway Engineers

An IHE seminar looking at how UK road safety practitioners can best deliver reduced casualties under the new regime of lighter direction under the Government's road safety strategy due in April 2011 - no national strategic targets; new local authority public health responsibilities encouraging multi-agency working; reduced budgets and tighter local policy direction and funding. IHE's 2011 road safety seminar aims to inform and will focus on delivery mechanisms.

Contact: J. M. Walker
Tel: +44 20 7436 7487
Email: deputy@theihe.org

Saving people and planet - a road danger reduction approach for a safer and fairer world
11 May 2011, RoadPeace

Saving people and the planet -a road danger reduction approach for a safer and fairer world. An evening of talks to mark the launch of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety.

Contact: Sara Dowling
Tel: + 44 20 7733 1603
Email: info@roadpeace.org

Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 - 2020
11 May 2011, Luton Borough Council Road Safety

In support of this we will be staging our own local event in St Georges Square Luton on 11th May at our Road Safety Trailer. We shall depict the number of casualties in Luton of the last 5 years with shoes "Dead man's shoes" for our press release and throughout the day we will be promoting our Responsible Road User initiative. Statistics show that pedestrians as well as drivers in Luton are becoming victims of traffic accidents. One of the reasons for this is destraction. To help promote the safety message we will be inviting people to use our new resource ' The Batak Machine'. This piece of equipment shows just how dangerous it can be to use the highway whilst using a mobile phone or when impaired through drink or drugs in a fun interactive way.

Contact: Gina Norrington
Tel: +441582 546392
Email: gina.norrington@luton.gov.uk

Scottish Launch of UN Decade of Action for Road Safety
11 May 2011, Scottish Government

The Scottish Government and Transport Scotland are supporting the global launch of the UN Decade of Action by holding an event in central Edinburgh. The event will bring together primary schoolchildren, parents, teachers, road safety professionals, police officers, and local and central government personnel to mark Scotland's commitment to the Decade of Action. Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs)from schools across Scotland are taking part in a 'design a poster competition', from which 10 will be selected to be used across Scotland to promote the Decade of Action in the years ahead. Two JRSOs from each of these schools will be invited to the event and presented with their prizes. This event marks the start of the global road safety links Scotland's JRSOs will undertake in the next 10 years - www.jrso.com Scottish Government and Transport Scotland are also promoting the Decade of Action to all their staff through electronic messaging and by exhibiting Decade of Action material on May 11.

Contact: Mairi Blair
Tel: +44131 472 9202
Email: mairi.blair@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Too young to die: tackling young driver crashes
10 May 2011, Brake

Brake will be hosting a parliamentary reception on 10 May in partnership with The Association of British Insurers and The Co-operative Insurance on the topic of young drivers to mark the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. This will be followed by a photo/filming opportunity for the media.

Contact: Ellen Booth
Tel: +44 1484 550067
Email: ebooth@brake.org.uk

Saving People and Planet - a road danger reduction approach for a safer fairer world
11 May 2011, RoadPeace

RoadPeace, in association with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has organised an early evening of talks which will discuss the importance of embedding a road danger reduction approach into the Decade: Saving people and planet - a road danger reduction approach for a safer fairer world. We will hear from two of our Patrons, Professor Ian Roberts and Dr Mayer Hillman as well as Jenny Jones, London Assembly Member for the Green Party, Duncan Kay from the Sustainable Development Commisssion and Ashok Sinha from London Cycling Campaign who will be discussing the links between road danger reduction, public health and climate change, as well as visions for cities of the future. This is an event for those interested in the future of our planet and its people - those who want to put an end to both road carnage and climate chaos.

Contact: Sara Dowling
Tel: +44 20 7733 1603
Email: info@roadpeace.org

Cycle Helmet Project
11-27 May 2011, Nottinghamshire Police

Press launch to support Global Plan launch day and to announce a cycle helmet road safety project to encourage cyclists to wear cycle helmets under Pillar 4 of the plan, safer road users. Cyclists are asked to complete on- line survey which seeks their views on wearing helmets, high viz, where they believe the greatest dangers are etc. Each completed survey entered into a prize draw to win high viz back pack or voucher for cycle helmet. Being done with partners in Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership.

Contact: Heidi Duffy, Traffic Management Manager
Tel: +0115 8444021
Email: Heidi.Duffy@Nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

Road Show
11 May 2011, Aberdeen Safer Community Trust

Road Safety Road Show for pedestrians, passengers and drivers run in partnership with Grampian Police and Grampian Fire and Rescue to highlight the number of casualties in the area, common causes of road accidents and prevention advice. Will include an exhibit of a car that has been involved in a collision, a seat belt slide simulator and a brake reaction timer.

Contact: Emma Bellu
Tel: +44 1224 646461
Email: info@absafe.org.uk

ScORSA (Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance) support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety
11 May 2011, Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance

The Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) will support the United Nation throughout the Decade of Action 2011-2020. A new resource ScORSA Driving Risks at Work toolkit will be launched in Edinburgh on 11th May to coincide with the launch of the UN Decade of Action. The ScORSA DR@W toolkit is designed for small and medium sized businesses to help promote the management of occupational road risk. Around a third of all incidents on our roads involve someone who is driving for work and we know that road crashes are preventable. Also, throughout the decade the ScORSA website www.scorsa.org.uk will promote road safety information and the management of occupational road risk. The ScORSA DR@W toolkit will enable organisations in Scotland to become part of the solution to reducing road casualties.

Contact: Kathleen Braidwood
Tel:+0131 449 9479
Email: info@scorsa.org.uk

Launch of Decade of Action for Road Safety, Michelin Tyre PLC, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
11 May 2011, Michelin Tyre PLC

An internal Michelin event for employees with support and involvement from Staffordshire County Council's Road Safety Department and Midlands Air Ambulance.

Staff at the Campbell Road site will get the opportunity on Wednesday 11 May to experience the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol via the combination of a Mario Cart Wii driving game simulator and a special pair of 'beer goggles' provided by Staffordshire County Council's road safety department. They will also have the opportunity to place various alcoholic drinks in order of strength, complete a road safety quiz and try the official driving theory test as part of the road safety activities at the Michelin site.
Those attending the event will also find out the results and stats compiled from a secret speed camera check setup to track the speeds of vehicles driving on to the Campbell Road site last week. Display stands from Staffordshire County Council's Road Safety Department and the Midlands Air Ambulance will also be present at the Michelin Riverside reception area, along with UN badges and necklaces for sale as part of the day's events to mark the worldwide launch of the UN's Decade of Action for Road Safety.

Contact: Corinne Li
Tel: +44 1782 402371
Email: corinne.li@uk.michelin.com

Launch of Decade of Action for Road Safety, Michelin Tyre PLC Ballymena, Northern Ireland
11 May 2011, Michelin Tyre PLC

An internal Michelin event for employees.

Staff at the Raceview Road site will get the opportunity on Wednesday 11 May to experience the dangers of driving while subject to distraction as they are asked to take the wheel in a Mario Cart Wii driving game simulator, while texting from a mobile phone at the same time. Employees will also have the opportunity to take the official driving theory test, complete a road safety quiz and have their tyres checked as a team of in-house tyre technicians carry out comprehensive tyre assessments in the staff car park. A children's road safety colouring competition will also be launched.

Contact: Sharon Mullan Tel: +44 2825 663717 Email: sharon.mullan@uk.michelin.com

Launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, Michelin tyre PLC, Dundee, UK
11 May 2011, Michelin Tyre PLC

A high profile event in Dundee with the Lord Provost invited to attend the opening of the Michelin Bib Gonfleur tyre inflator - launched as part of the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety initiative. The official car of the Lord Provost John Letford will be the first vehicle to be checked using the new Bib Gonfleur air-line at 11am on Wednesday 11 May. In the shape of the famous Michelin Man, the Bib Gonfleur air-line will be situated in the first car parking space of the Michelin visitors' car park and will be available for free public use from Wednesday. Motorists will be able to pull in, check their vehicle's tyre pressure and inflate their tyres to the recommended pressure level. Alongside the free tyre-checking service, Tayside Safety Camera Partnership will set up a driving simulator at the Michelin site with employees having the chance to test out their reactions with simulated stopping distances under various conditions. A safety camera van and technician will be parked up and on hand to explain how cameras can play an important part in promoting road safety and reducing dangerous speeds. Tayside Police Crash Scene Investigator PC Michael Douglas will also attend the Michelin site to speak to employees about his work.

Contact: Ian Peart
Tel: +44 1382 734450
Email: ian.peart@uk.michelin.com

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