Safety experts to gain new online library
07 May 2010
Author: Tristan Young
Road Safety GB, the local authority road safety group, looks set to open up its new extensive online research library to fleet safety experts this summer.
Road Safety GB, the new name for the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association, will launch the online information store in August. The aim of the Road Safety Knowledge Centre is to share best practice and data on road safety between members of Road Safety GB and lower the number of accidents on Britain's roads.
However, according to a BusinessCar's source, the organisation is consulting on opening this up to all road safety groups both in the public and private sectors.
With an estimated quarter of all road deaths involving an at-work driver, it's thought fleet safety groups could use the new DfT-funded resource and BusinessCar's source said it is "fair to say that RSGB want this to be as inclusive as possible".
An RSGB spokesman said: "Information within the Knowledge Centre will be made available free of charge to anyone with a professional interest in road safety who registers [with RSGB]. As well as road safety officers, this will include road safety engineers, police and fire officers, and potentially commercial organisations within the sector.
Alan Kennedy, chairman of Road Safety GB, said: "The Road Safety Knowledge Centre is a hugely exciting development for road safety in the UK - road safety professionals from across the sector will be able to exchange research and best-practice through a single, inclusive, information hub, helping to further reduce the number of deaths on our roads. We are currently consulting on the details of the Knowledge Centre with road safety organisations and other stakeholders, and will be able to update further in advance of its summer launch."