TMS has recently been involved in three projects to promote best practice in road safety with international audiences.
On 25 June, together with Coventry City Council, TMS hosted a study tour to demonstrate some of the public realm works in the City of Coventry. The students, most of whom were senior road safety practitioners from around the world, were attending an international road safety seminar at Birmingham University where Steve Proctor delivered a lecture on road safety audit on 26 June. The delegates inspected the Gosford Street shared space scheme, where traffic signals have been removed resulting in a reduction in speed and congestion.
On 29 June, Steve Proctor travelled to Madrid, where he was commissioned by the Polytechnic University of Madrid to deliver a course on the four main aspects of the European Road Safety Infrastructure Management Directive. The students were studying for a Road Safety Masters degree and the course examined road safety audit and road safety impact assessment, network safety management and road safety inspections.
Then on 3 July Steve was asked by Leeds University to run a one day road safety audit course for a group of visiting Indonesian road safety practitioners. The day included advice on how to establish comprehensive road safety audit procedures.
Following on from this work Steve Proctor said " It is an honour to be invited to share some of our European experience with colleagues from around the world. We hope that in some small way these courses can make a real contribution to the development of road safety techniques in many different places."