How to report road safety information: a guide for journalists

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The Active Travel Academy at the University of Westminster brings together a broad spectrum of expertise to lead research, teaching and knowledge exchange, with a focus on walking, wheeling, cycling and other active modes, use of ‘micromobilities’, and reduction in car use.

Research by Dr David Fevyer, of the Active Travel Academy found that reporting guidelines that address issues such as episodic framing, victim blaming, and the unequal physical power relations involved in collisions, are an important step in enabling more accurate public understanding of our road danger problem.

The University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy, with input from a broad range of professionals, has co-ordinated the development, consultation, and publication of best practice reporting guidance for road collisions. A copy of the Road Casualty Reporting Guidelines can be accessed here.

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