Bringing professionals together
Providing support and guidance for the road safety profession, stakeholders, and the wider community
Building regional networks
Connecting different organisations
Providing support channels
Showcasing new developments
Linking with experts
Promote the use of data and evidence for different audiences and the role it might play in decision making.
Develop consistent guidance using experts in the field and promote tools and techniques
Maintaining support for the profession through regular meetings, conferences and online forums
Building evidence and evaluation techniques to demonstrate success
Featuring representatives from each region, plus professionals from national organisations including the DfT and the third sector, this is the national coordinating group for activities under the umbrella of the Analysts Network. This includes planning the national conference and identifying new topics for discussion.The list of Champions will be published on this website shortly.
A forum for collaboration
Launched in 2016 and revised in 2019, the Analysts Network consists of two main elements to promote collaboration and discussion between professionals who used road safety data in their work.
The first is a series of regional meetings, either in person or online, which are organised by the local Champion and which meet on a regular basis. These meetings allow peers to discuss relevant matter and provide feedback to the national forum. It also allows national matter to be cascaded down, perhaps even reflecting work from other regions.
The second element is a private, online forum where people from different regions, professions and organisations can interact, solve problems, and showcase new work. This already has over 100 registered users and as use grows, it is expected this community will become an essential tool for those working in the sector.
WINTER WEBINAR SERIES
Effective use of data to support enforcement activities
Reviewing the evidence and planning for progress
These webinars will be reflecting on this year’s thematic inspection of roads policing conducted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) commissioned by the DfT.
Recommendation 6 specifically covers the subject of evidence:
With immediate effect, chief constables should make sure: their force has enough analytical capability (including that provided by road safety partnerships) to identify risks and threats on the road network within their force area;
that information shared by partners relating to road safety is used effectively to reduce those risks and threats; and
there is evaluation of road safety initiatives to establish their effectiveness.
Road safety data and information: Why is data important for roads policing and what should people be using?Tuesday 8th December @ 14:00 Host: Richard Owen
The first webinar will introduce attendees to the critical recommendations from the HMICFRS report then cover the basics of data sources applicable to the effective analysis and targeting of enforcement activities.
We will look at collision and incident data, information about who is using the roads, and offence results.
We will then review how to analyse and present the results and consider how this may be used effectively.
What might work: Why does non-compliance occur; how can understanding 'why' influence enforcement and supporting measures; and how do you measure success?Tuesday 15th December @ 14:00 Host: Tanya Fosdick with Iain Temperton (Traject)
Why do people behave in certain ways on the roads? What are the reasons why people do not obey traffic laws? How does this effect how enforcement is undertaken and which supporting activities are required? Who might we start to measure the effectiveness and impact of enforcement and related activities?
Safety and Compliance Performance IndicatorsWednesday 13th January @ 14:00 Host: Richard Owen, Tanya Fosdick, Matt Staton
Counting different types of offences recorded by area is not an effective measure of safety or risk, this webinar will review more objective ways of assessing road user compliance and the frameworks required.
Examples of best practice within police forces and partnershipsMonday 18th January @ 14:00 Host: Richard Owen
Using feedback from a national survey we will be reviewing the work undertaken by those in the enforcement sector and highlighting those who are investing the most in analysis and evidence based practice.
New horizons: Expert panel to discuss the future of evidence, interventions and data to deliver effective roads policingTuesday 19th January @ 14:00 Panel: Dan Campsall, Paul Keasey, Jeremy Phillips, David Davies
Drawing upon the previous topics, experts in the fields will discuss how activities can be targeted most effectively and how we can better demonstrate success, both in terms of outputs and outcomes.