United Kingdom

Pedestrian Safety Seminar
8 May 2013, TRL(Transport Research Laboratory) and Road Safety GB

TRL and Road Safety GB have joined forces to offer a unique not for profit training opportunity for road safety practitioners focusing on the theme of pedestrian safety. This seminar has been designed to highlight recent work and innovation for pedestrian safety and will provide delegates with some useful tools and practical advice.Taking place at TRL's headquarters in Wokingham, Berkshire, transport practitioners involved in bringing about interventions to reduce pedestrian casualties, are invited to enhance their understanding and knowledge of cutting edge research in this area.

Contact: Sarah Bailey
Tel:+44 1344 770141
Email: sbailey@trl.co.uk

Photographic competition
7-11 May 2013, West Berkshire Council

General public / secondary schools & colleges (15)/ local camera clubs (13)etc will take part in a photographic competition based on the theme of Pedestrian Safety.11-17 years - Think! Safer ways to cross; 18+ years - Think! Safer Pedestrians. Winners / Runners Up and commended work from both categories will be displayed in a local library between 7th -11th May 2013, where a public vote will take place and an overall winner identified.West Berkshire Primary schools (67)will also be included and take part in a road safety word search draw - correct entries will enter into a draw to win 30 high viz vests for their school.

Contact: Cheryl Evans
Tel: +44 1635519984
Email: cevans@westberks.gov.uk

FootPrints Photography Competition
4 March - 21 April 2013, Road Safety Great Britain (RSGB)
Road Safety GB is running a competition in the UK for budding photographers to support the Second UN Global Road Safety Week and its theme of pedestrian safety. ‘Footprints’, is open to young people aged 11-18 years and requires competitors to snap away on the theme of pedestrian safety. The winners will receive camera equipment provided by Panasonic. Su Ormes, RSGB, said: “When you watch the news or scan newspapers and the Internet, you would probably deduce that the likeliest threats to our teenagers are drugs, knife crime, suicide or homicide. However, the most likely cause of death to those aged 11–18 years in the UK is injury sustained while using the roads. Through this competition we are aiming to engage with young people to find out what ‘pedestrian safety’ means to them.” Shortlisted entries will be showcased on the RSGB website during Global Road Safety Week.

Contact: Su Ormes
Tel: +441634331710
Email: su.ormes@medway.gov.uk

Schools say let’s ‘GO 20’ for safer streets for kids at start of UN Global Road Safety Week
7 May 2013, Brake

Media launch at a school in Hackney where children celebrate the benefits of safer walking and cycling. Hackney has widespread 20mph limits and a schools educational program which helps and encourages kids to walk and cycle to school safely.

Contact: Ellen Booth
Tel: +44 1484559909
Email: ebooth@brake.org.uk

Share the roads, Share the responsibility - Exchanging Places
8 May 2013, Brighton and Hove City Council - Road Safety

Siting of Fire and Rescue service HGV on Memorial Way, Brighton with blindspots marked out. Pedestrians invited to sit in cab and realise where they can't be seen by HGV drivers, HGV drivers invited to walk around vehicle and see blind spots as pedestrian. Banners on lamp-post focussed on encouraging pedestrians not to be distracted by headphones/smartphones/tablets when crossing roads. Display area with road safety infomation/data/freebies. Area of event close to casualty mapping priority areas. Joint council, fire and rescue service and police event.

Contact: Keith Baldock
Tel: +00441273292258
Email: keith.baldock@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Best Foot Forward! safer streets, fewer casualties, better health
8 May 2013, Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety

Invitation-only breakfast briefing on the public health benefits of walking and improved pedestrian safety. Keynote speaker: Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport.
Other speakers:
Sheila Watson, Director of Environment, FIA Foundation
Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist, Greater London Authority
Colin Chick, Corporate Director, Environment & Regeneration, Luton Borough Council.

Contact: Sally Le Marquand
Tel: +44 207 222-7732
Email: sally.lemarquand@pacts.org.uk

Scotland's Junior Road Safety Officers support Road Safety Week
1-6 June 2013, Transport Scotland

This is a multi-event activity. Firstly, a national photocall with Stoneyhill Primary School in Musselburgh,Scotland who were the winners of our 'design our International Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) Badge' competition. The badge will be produced and worn by Scotland's JRSOs throughout the Decade of Action, and will be the platform for our young people to begin sharing road safety ideas and information with other countries. During Global Road Safety Week, there will be similar photocalls at a range of schools across the country, with young people showcasing the road safety activities they have been involved with both ins chool and in the wider community.

Contact: Mairi Blair
Tel: +44 131 244 6118
Email: mairi.blair@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Mosque Marshalling - Walk to Madrassa
7-10 May 2013, Capita Symonds

The Mosque Marshal scheme has been working in Blackburn with Darwen since 2005. Volunteer Marshals are located at strategic points across the Borough to help chaperone young, unaccompanied children across busy arterial routes on the way to Madrassa. The Walk to Madrassa event aims to promote the scheme & ensure the next generation of children use these safe crossing points.

Contact: Graham Campbell
Tel: +441254273223
Email: graham.campbell@capita.co.uk