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Last chance for discounted ticket for Brake's Speed Congress

The early bird discount for Brake’s speed congress, which takes place on May 7,2014 in London, will end this Friday (February 28).

Early bird registration for the congress costs £108 plus VAT for Brake subscribers (£136 plus VAT full price) and £183 plus VAT for non-subscribers (£229 plus VAT full price),

Brake has also announced more speakers for the event, which brings together leading academics and practitioners to discuss the latest developments in reducing traffic speed.

Key speakers include:

  • Ellen De Pauw from the Transportation Research Institute, Hasselt University, Belgium, who will review what impact the Flemish government's lower speed limits had on crashes, especially those involving serious injuries and fatalities.
  • Henk Stipdonk from the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Netherlands, who will present research demonstrating the link between vehicles involved in speeding offences and vehicles involved in crashes. 
  • Professor John Parkin from London South Bank University, who will present findings from a review into the effectiveness of infrastructure and its management at reducing the risk of cycling injuries, with a particular focus on speed management issues.

The programme also includes road safety practitioners discussing campaigning for slower speeds and safer communities, and community education and enforcement initiatives.



Dave Nichols, professional engagement officer at Brake, said: "The annual Speed Congress is an excellent opportunity for road safety professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The highly prestigious event is always well-supported, and provides a tremendous networking opportunity for attendees. The 2014 event promises to be rewarding, and I urge all relevant professionals to take advantage of the excellent early bird deal before it is too late."
Matthew Vincent, deputy sales and marketing director for Siemens Traffic Solutions, said: "Siemens is delighted to support Brake and sponsor the Fifth International Speed Congress.
"Despite decreases in the number of people killed and seriously injured on the UK's roads, five people still needlessly lose their lives on the UK's roads every day.
"It is our hope that the Fifth Speed Congress provides an engaging forum for those involved in road safety to come together, share ideas and continue to push forward with programmes and initiatives to reduce this number further."
For more information on the congress and to book, go to www.speedcongress.com.



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