RoSPA’s ROAD SAFETY EVALUATION PROJECT WINS PRINCE MICHAEL AWARD







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: December 8, 2011
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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is proud to announce that its Road Safety ETP Evaluation Project has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent presented the award to Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, and Barbara King, of the Department for Transport, at an awards ceremony at The Savoy Hotel, London, on Tuesday.
The Royal Awards recognise achievements in road safety and are presented annually to the most outstanding examples of innovation in the field across the world.

Judges were impressed by RoSPA’s free road safety evaluation website - www.roadsafetyevaluation.com - and the E-valu-it toolkit which helps road safety practitioners evaluate their education, training and publicity (ETP) activities. E-valu-it is an interactive tool that helps users define clear aims and objectives for their interventions and to design and carry out their evaluation so that limited resources can be put to best use. It also promotes the publication and sharing of results, with users being encouraged to publish their final reports on the site as well as on the Road Safety Knowledge Centre website and their own organisations’ websites. Free training in the use of E-valu-it has been provided at workshops for road safety practitioners and local authorities across Britain.

The Road Safety ETP Evaluation Project was launched a year ago by Mike Penning MP, Minister for Road Safety, and features in the Government's Strategic Framework for Road Safety. It was conducted by RoSPA, the Department for Transport and local authority representatives from Dorset County Council and the London Borough of Hounslow. The website has already proved popular with road safety practitioners, and currently attracts 4,500 - 5,000 visitors a month with around 1,500 downloads per month.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: “We are immensely proud to win this prestigious award for our website and toolkit, which is the first of its kind for road safety ETP. This is the third time that RoSPA has won a Prince Michael Award, with our Young Drivers at Work Project being recognised last year and our website to help parents keep their children safe in cars, www.childcarseats.org.uk, in 2004. We hope that more road safety practitioners will continue to register to use E-valu-it and publish their evaluations so that others can learn from them and replicate any appropriate research methods on their own interventions.”

Since 1987, the Prince Michael Awards have given public recognition to those who have improved road safety throughout Britain. Now, they recognise outstanding achievement and innovation worldwide. They are organised and managed by RoadSafe.

On March 15, 2012 RoSPA’s Road Safety Seminar will be held in Birmingham focusing on Practical Evaluation Skills with “how-to” sessions and workshops giving detailed information on key tools and skills, such as E-valu-it, and guidance for when you should use them. To book online visit www.rospa.com/events/roadsafetyseminar/ or contact the RoSPA events team on 0121 248 2089      .