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RoSPA keen to commission road safety research

RoSPA is keen to understand how small and micro businesses manage work-related road safety and what help they require, after a research fund was set up.

BNFL has given RoSPA funding to finance a scholarship scheme over the next ten years for students to carry out research into safety and accident prevention that will help save lives and prevent injuries.

RoSPA is interested in seeing research into how small and micro businesses manage work-related road safety and what help they want.

However, it is also keen on commissioning research on the following projects:

• International comparison of insurance schemes for young novice drivers
• Behavioural adaption to modern active safety vehicle technologies
• Systematic or literature reviews on road safety topics
• How can parents be encouraged to take an active role in their children’s driver training?
• The response of family members and sources of advice when concerned about the driving standards of elderly relatives
• Understanding individual’s driving/riding goals and motives
Applications are invited for projects up to £20,000 per annum addressing key safety themes.

The Road Safety theme is ‘To improve standards of driving behaviour’ (particularly young drivers, older drivers, speeding, fatigue related accidents, motorcycle safety).

The closing date for applications is April 2, 2010 and the winners will be announced at the RoSPA awards dinner in May 2010.

Visit www.rospa.com for details on how to submit a proposal.

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