CIHT road safety award win03 Oct 2022

Recognition for RACF and others

A programme designed and evaluated by Elizabeth Box, research director of the RAC Foundation and doctoral researcher at Cranfield University, has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).

The Pre-driver Theatre and Workshop Education Research (PdTWER) programme has been Highly Commended in the CIHT Road Safety Award category at the recent CIHT Annual Awards.

The study has been delivered using robust study designs, including a cluster randomised controlled trial. The DfT, Road Safety Trust, RAC Foundation, National Fire Chiefs Council, Kent FRS and Road Safety GB have jointly funded the research work, which concludes in February 2023.

The purpose of the research has been to find out the best way to use pre-driver theatre and workshop education to support young and novice driver safety.

The full results for the CIHT Road Safety Award are as follows:

Scottish Borders Council – 20mph Default in Scottish Borders – Winner

Cranfield University – Pre-Driver Theatre and Workshop Education Research – Highly Commended

FORS – FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) – Commended

Main Roads Western Australia – Innovative Information Technology in Road Safety – Commended

Transport for London – Intelligent Speed Assistance on London’s bus fleet – Commended

For more information about the project, please see RAC Foundation – Pre-driver Theatre & Workshop Education Research (PdTWER).

More details about the awards can be found at Best in class transportation projects receive national acclaim | CIHT



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