News and Major Reports
New Research Highlights Risk to Rural Young Drivers
A new study produced by Road Safety Analysis (RSA) and funded by Michelin Tyre PLC and the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has revealed young rural drivers are almost twice as likely to be involved in a collision than young urban drivers. The study shows that where young people live and learn to drive can make a worrying difference to their risk factor with young rural drivers 44% more likely to be involved in an injury-causing collision.
To find out more about the report visit the Research Section of the website where a summary report as well as the full research by Tanya Fosdick can be accessed.
Significant Changes Coming to MAST Online
Following extensive negotiations with the Department for Transport we are delighted to announce the most significant changes to MAST since its launch in 2010. The changes will include access to a new ‘MAST Professional’ service for approved member organisations who will be granted access to contributory factor and breath test data, subject to a new licence agreement. The existing MAST Provisional service will be enhances and an archiving system put in place to prevent future system slowdown as the amount of data increases.
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PACTS publish report by Road Safety Analysis
PACTS have published a report on pedestrian road safety titled: Stepping Out, Pedestrian Casualties: an analysis of the people and circumstances which was carried out by Road Safety Analysis. The PACTS-commissioned report was funded by the Safer Roads Foundation and the Institute of Advanced Motorists and launched to coincide with international road safety week.
The report uses analysis derived from MAST and looks at those most at risk of being involved as a pedestrian casualty. It also reviews recent trends in pedestrian casualties and reviews the slow down in casualty reductions.
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MAAPcloud launched by TRL and Road Safety Analysis
TRL and Road Safety Analysis are working together to launch and promote a new generation version of MAAP, the world’s most widely used off-the-shelf road traffic collision data software which TRL has supplied in the UK and globally since the 1980s. This brand new version provides a better fit with today’s technological environments, and offers additional capabilities for the road safety professionals who use it.
Cloud computing represents a radical change in the way organisations use and pay for ICT. Instead of hosting applications and data on an individual desktop computer, everything is hosted in the “cloud” – a collection of computers and servers accessed securely via the internet or a private network. With the UK Government committed to expanding the use of cloud technologies in the public sector, authorities are increasingly planning a future free from the constraints of local IT infrastructures, and are considering how this new way of working provides opportunities for collaboration with partners.
MAAPcloud has been designed to allow flexible deployment – police forces, local authorities and other road safety stakeholders can share a system and so reduce costs. This creates opportunities for cross-border and regional collaboration, further reducing costs to individual authorities and enabling data sharing. Moving the entire system to an online environment enables authorised users to access powerful analytical tools from any PC, not just those with desktop software pre-installed. Data are made available to all members of the relevant road safety partnership, including the latest collision and casualty figures as soon as they are released in the system.
To find out more about MAAPcloud visit the website www.maapcloud.co.uk
As the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation unveiled the winner of this year’s Road Safety Award, Road Safety Analysis picked up the top honour for MAST Online.
MAST is the analysis tool, delivered online allowing ease of access to road casualty data and integrated socio-demographic profiling of casualties and drivers.
The award aims to identify and celebrate good road safety practice and the judging panel were keen to recognise the way in which MAST online has contributed to the road safety community nationally; their comments concluded:
“MAST creates the circumstances for all education and publicity campaigns to be properly targeted and efficient initiatives, which is particularly important with constrained budgets and fewer easy sites left to treat with conventional engineering measures.”
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