New road safety evaluation website launched (UK)

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
A free website to help road safety practitioners evaluate their education, training and publicity activities has been launched by the UK Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the UK Department for Transport.
A free website to help road safety practitioners evaluate their education, training and publicity activities has been launched by the UK Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the UK Department for Transport. At the heart of the Road Safety Evaluation website is E-valu-it - an interactive tool that helps practitioners define exactly what they are doing and why, allows them to design and carry out their evaluation, and promotes the publication and sharing of results.

The site - at www.roadsafetyevaluation.com - also includes background information and guidance about evaluation.It was developed after it was found that while evaluation of road safety engineering was already an established discipline, road safety practitioners faced difficulties in evaluating their education, training and publicity (ETP) activities.

E-valu-it helps practitioners plan, carry out and report the results of ETP evaluations. The system produces bespoke recommendations for the type of evaluation that could be conducted based on the answers given to a series of questions. It can be used for interventions that are planned, in progress or have already taken place. A major strength of the system is that it transfers all the generated results into an evaluation report template. Users can then add to the template throughout their evaluation, producing a professional report at the end of the process.

To enable knowledge to be shared and good work promoted, E-valu-it encourages users to publish their final reports on www.roadsafetyevaluation.com, as well as on the Road Safety Knowledge Centre website and their own organisations’ websites.

Twelve regional workshops, involving the DfT, RoSPA and local authorities across Britain, are being held as part of the website’s development. Road Safety Evaluation is also being supported by 12 regional champions who can explain to potential users the benefits of using E-valu-it.

Source: UK Department for Transport (News section)
Country: 
United Kingdom
Topic: 
Traffic and demand management