A number of the London Road Safety Council’s newly-appointed elected members took part in a training session on 28 September, to improve their insight and understanding of the challenges faced in reducing casualties on the Capital’s roads.
The London Road Safety Council membership includes 45 elected members from 33 London local authorities. Following the local elections in May 2018, 19 new appointments were made to the council.
The session, which was delivered in three parts, attracted 22 attendees – including 12 elected members, nine of whom were recently appointed.
Ian Edwards from New View Consultants introduced the online training modules which are available to LRSC elected members, and outlined the safe systems approach to road safety that underpins Vision Zero.
Joe Stordy from TfL analysed the recently-released 2017 road casualty data, while Bruce Walton from Agilysis talked attendees through the MAST casualty data programme, which all LRSC members are able to access.
Delegates gave the quality of the day a score of 90%.
Delegates were also asked to give their thoughts and suggestions for future training topics, and provide a quote summing up how much value they had derived from the session.
Cllr Matt White, from the London Borough of Haringey, described it as ‘definitely worth giving up half a day of work’ for, while other comments included ‘very informative and well-delivered’ and ‘stimulating, exceedingly useful to hear other councillors’ views’.
01 October 2018