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Road Safety Authority Annual Conference 2023


The Road Safety Authority held their annual conference on the 4 October 2023. This year’s RSA Annual Conference focused on the learnings we can generate about road safety trends from analysing serious injuries on our roads.

It was an opportunity to bring road safety stakeholders together to further understand the true scale of the problem. 

Case study examples from Ireland and Finland were presented. In addition, medical and enforcement experts gave their perspectives on policy approaches to tackling serious injuries to improve road safety outcomes.  The conference also heard from people who have experienced a serious injury as a result of a road collision.  

The afternoon session featured a panel of international road safety experts discussing e-scooter serious injuries.  The moderated discussion saw each panelist make a brief initial statement on the trends they are seeing in their country in relation to serious injuries among e-scooter users.  

Panel experts for this session included

  • Ms. Margaret Winchcomb, Deputy Executive Director, The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), United Kingdom
  • Mr. Nathan De Vos, Researcher, VIAS Institute, Belgium
  • Mr. Espen Rindedal, Specialist Director, Department for Public Roads, Urban Mobility and Road Safety, Norwegian Ministry of Transport
  • Dr John Legge, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Please see the Annual Conference programme here

Please see the Conference video recording below here

The RSA’s Annual Academic Road Safety Lecture, heard insights on the subject of from international and national experts, including:

Dr Noora Airaksinen, Chief Specialist, Road safety, The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. See Dr Airaksinen's presentation here

Dr Stefania Castello, Public Health Researcher / Analyst, RSA. See Dr Castello's presentation here

Mr Kenneth Svensson, Special advisor, Traffic Safety, Swedish Transport Administration. See Mr Svensson's presentation here

Ms Jenny Carson, Project Manager, European Transport Safety Council. Please see Jenny's presentation here

Prof Conor Deasy, FRCEM, PhD Clinical Lead Major Trauma Audit Cork University Hospital. Please see Prof Deasy's presentation here