Further funding provided to improve seat-belt usage in the Midlands

The Road Safety Trust has provided funding to behavioural scientists So-Mo in partnership with Transport for West Midlands to evaluate the efficacy of a real-world pilot for their Message Not Received project. Funded by The Road Safety Trust in 2020, Message Not Received, undertaken by Birmingham City Council and So-Mo, tested the hypothesis that culturally […]

Road Safety Trust announces four new projects

The Road Safety Trust has awarded funding to four organisations across the UK through its Small Grants Programme to help improve road safety.  The Road Safety Trust is the largest independent funder of road safety in the UK and supports vital research and practical interventions committed to reducing the number of people killed or injured on […]

Further funding provided to assess e-scooter safety

The Road Safety Trust has provided funding to The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) to assess private e-scooter safety and understand casualty data. The project has three key elements: to investigate the extent of under-reporting of e-scooter casualties and ways in which this could be improved; to critique the DfT evaluation report of the […]

Road casualties in Scotland remain steady in 2021 show latest statistics

Transport Scotland Statisticians have released provisional figures for road casualties showing a slight drop in 2021. The total casualty figures and fatality figures for 2021 are the lowest since annual records began. However, they are broadly similar to the previous lows recorded in 2020. The figures show the total number of casualties fell by 0.5% […]

Gloucestershire Constabulary using tech to improve road safety

Gloucestershire Constabulary has announced it’s received £171,000 funding from The Road Safety Trust to conduct research to understand and overcome any perceived limitations of current Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology.  The Road Safety Trust is committed to achieving zero deaths and serious injuries on UK roads and has funded more than £1 million to eight organisations across […]

New technologies for assessing elderly drivers’ road safety wins funding

The Floow, a world leader in vehicle telemetry data capture and processing, has received £190k funding from The Road Safety Trust to advance approaches for assessing elderly drivers’ fitness to drive. As the driving population aged over 60 continues to grow, existing testing capabilities face challenges requiring some drivers to be approved or disqualified without […]

Road Safety Trust announces further funding for four new projects

The Road Safety Trust has announced that four projects have been awarded funding to help improve road safety. This now takes the total of funded projects to eight projects that have been awarded in total since February 2021, to a value of approximately £300,000. The Small Grants Plus Programme was opened in September to applications […]


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