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RoadPeace Conference - London, 6 June 2002

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  • S Baddeley
    Dear Carbusters (and Carfree Cities) Re: RoadPeace Conference - London, 6 June 2002 RoadPeace Chair, Brigitte Chaudrey, asks me to circulate the attached
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 9, 2002
      Dear Carbusters (and Carfree Cities)

      Re: RoadPeace Conference - London, 6 June 2002

      RoadPeace Chair, Brigitte Chaudrey, asks me to circulate the attached
      programme to people who I think will be interested. I am a supporter of
      RoadPeace which I joined after a close colleague lost his only daughter in a
      crash involving an unlicensed driver exceeding the speed limit on drugs
      trying to get home in time to watch the footie at 10.pm on a Saturday
      evening. I think it is important to try to distance the population of
      drivers from the still automatic presumption that many crashes, like Selby,
      are "tragic accidents". As well as its work in providing support for
      relatives of people killed on the roads RoadPeace has become increasingly
      astute in its political campaigning to change attitudes to feckless driving
      and the way victims and their relatives are treated in the courts, Did you
      know that magistrates considering a case of someone accused of dangerous
      driving are not allowed to know let alone take into account that someone may
      have died as a result. Although this conference is about celebrating
      progress since 1992, there is still a long way to go and this conference
      rolls out an impressive group of contributors to new thinking about road

      Best wishes


      Simon Baddeley
      Inlogov, School of Public Policy
      University of Birmingham
      Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
      0121 554 9794 & 07775 655842
      Office via Fay Wilson 0121 414 4999

      RoadPeace, the national charity for road traffic victims, presents:

      JUNE 2002

      A major Inter-professional Conference to mark a decade of achievements by
      road traffic victims, campaigners, professionals, authorities and the news
      At Church House Conference Centre, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1 on 6
      June 2002, 9am to 5 pm
      In celebration of 10 years of RoadPeace, the conference will assess the
      progress that has been made over the past ten years in Britain and Europe
      and consider the challenges that still have to be met.

      An essential event for anyone who is concerned about, responsible for or who
      deals with road victim, road law and road danger issues.

      The conference will consider:
      · the scale of road death and injury
      · the health sector response to this crisis
      · the government's response to the issue
      · the UN and European Parliament's road safety work
      · the contribution of road victims and campaigners
      · the trauma suffered by victims and provisions for them
      · the influence of Human Rights Law
      · the quality of police investigation and victim information
      · the role of inquests and coroners in preventing recurrence
      · the adequacy of both criminal and civil law
      · the role of the news media
      · future action

      Cost of the conference:
      · £180 professional/public sector (or £200 incl. annual subscription to Road
      Crash Information Service, usually £50)
      · £90 voluntary sector/academics
      · £50 individuals


      9.00 registration
      9.30 conference opening
      chair Andrew Miller MP
      9.35 Welcome speech
      Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London
      9.45 Keynote speech
      Rt Hon Keith Bradley MP, Home Office Minister
      10.10 Time to change the law
      Nicholas Atkinson, QC and Crown and County Court Recorder
      10.25 Time for an appropriate public health response and victim
      Involvement is critical
      Prof Ian Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
      and the Cochrane Injuries Group
      10.45 questions

      11.10 tea/coffee

      11.40 The UK perspective
      Brigitte Chaudhry, Founder and National Secretary, RoadPeace
      11.55 The European perspective
      Prof Marcel Haegi, President European Federation of Road Traffic Victims
      12.10 The victim perspective
      Pauline Fielding
      12.25 Road victim trauma and the importance of self-help and social care
      12.45 Questions

      13.0 lunch

      14.0 Afternoon session
      Chair: Jenny Jones, Green Party member of the Greater London Assembly
      and London's first Road Safety Ambassador
      14.05 The police perspective
      Chief Constable John Burbeck QPM, BSc, FIMgt. Warwickshire Police
      Inspector Reg Haslam, Merseyside Police
      14.30 The coroner perspective
      Dr Andre Rebello, HM coroner for Liverpool
      14.45 The legal perspective
      Criminal law - Nicholas Atkinson QC
      Achieving civil justice for victims - Colin Ettinger, Irwin Mitchell
      A legal status for victims - Zoe Stow, Chair RoadPeace and solicitor
      Road victims and human rights - Alison Millar, Barrister, Leigh Day & Co
      Government review of penalties - Andrew White, solicitor
      15.30 questions

      15.50 tea/coffee

      16.05 The media perspective
      Roger Harrabin, BBC journalist and broadcaster
      16.20 Europe - the way forward
      Loes Edzes, senior legal expert, Royal Dutch Touring Club, ANWB
      16.35 UK - the way forward
      John Stewart, Chair Transport 2000
      16.55 Final thoughts
      Jenny Jones, GLA
      17.00 close

      Conference Sponsors: Irwin Mitchell Solicitors KeyMed Leigh, Day & Co

      Who should attend this conference?
      · central and local government representatives
      · academics and policy makers
      · journalists
      · police officers
      · coroners, magistrates, judges & crown prosecution officers
      · criminal and civil lawyers
      · insurance company representatives
      · trade union representatives
      · road safety and transport professionals
      · health professionals
      · emergency staff
      · bereavement and other counsellors
      · social workers and probation staff
      · charities/voluntary organisations
      · students and researchers
      · individuals, including road traffic victims

      Conference booking:
      Please register for the conference as soon as possible, giving your
      · name,
      · organisation
      · job title
      · address
      · contact tel no and e-mail address
      and enclosing a cheque made out to RoadPeace
      Send to: RoadPeace, PO Box 2579, London NW10 3PW

      For further information contact:
      RoadPeace, the national charity for road traffic victims
      Tel/Fax 020 8838 5102/3
      e-mail conference@...
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