In anticipation of the release of the Road Safety Framework from the Department for Transport, Agilysis is launching a new national survey to understand the existing capacity we have for implementing the Safe System in Britain.
The survey is asking; how well equipped are local authorities, emergency services and partners to influence all aspects of the system, or are we facing gaps in knowledge, skills and resources?
Supported by the nation’s leading road safety organisations including PACTS, CIHT, ADEPT, IHE, the Road Safety Foundation, Road Safety GB, IAM RoadSmart, Roadsafe and the RAC Foundation, the survey will take a snapshot of the current state of capacity for Safe System implementation across the country, creating a vital baseline so that gaps can be identified and comparisons made over time.
Tanya Fosdick, Research Director at Agilysis says “By participating and answering these questions, you will be ensuring that local needs and priorities are sufficiently represented and well understood, aiding in the development of advocacy, training, and supporting actions to help you in your work. Without your involvement, we will be missing a critical part of the picture.”
The Safe System is internationally recognised as the best practice model for moving towards a goal of eliminating road deaths and serious injuries, making our communities more liveable and contributing to a healthier more inclusive society. But we recognise that it cannot be delivered without the vital role of many partners.
Agilysis have committed to revisiting this survey annually, allowing us all to track developments over time and create a compelling case for continued development of the road safety sector.
The survey won’t ask you for sensitive information, and all your responses will be anonymised when findings are presented. It will ask for some information on the composition and capacity of your team – this is to assist with comparative analysis across different organisations, and will provide you with insight as to how others, like you, are getting on.
Tanya Says “The survey will remain open throughout the summer, closing on the Friday 15th September, and we aim to publish the findings in a report in mid-October. We will follow this up with a new webinar series dedicated to understanding the Safe System and where we need to build capacity, based on what the survey reveals.”
Anyone from a UK road safety local authority, police force, fire and rescue service or road safety partnership, will be able to participate even if someone else from your team has already taken part. We want to build a complete picture at all levels so would encourage you to share this with your colleagues too.
Agilysis has an award-winning team of road safety experts, data scientists and geospatial specialists, working to advise governments, insurance companies, road authorities, police forces, and NGOs on reducing road risk.
The survey can be completed via this link: