Road safety and risky behaviour was the topic of the ERSCharter webinar held on Thursday May 16th. It was the fourth webinar of the 2016-2019 charter edition.
Fatima Pereira da Silva, board member of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic safety (ICADTS), opened the webinar with a presentation about driving under influence. After a short contextualization of the problematic Fatima explained in details the danger of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. She ended her presentation with a summary of ESRA’s and ETSC’s recommendations as well as specific recommendations to prevent DUI in the work(place) context.
The second presentation about speeding was given by Jan Jung, CEO of community speed watch online. Jan gave us a good insight about the speeding problematic and presented us the community speed watch (CSW), an innovative action to prevent speeding and rewarded in 2018 by the excellence in road safety awards. More info about CSWonline can be find in the aditionnal documents and the online video: https://youtu.be/6iBvmfiT_4o
The PowerPoint presentations and the recording of this webinar are available here.
On February 6th 2019, several experts explained the importance of road safety education during a webinar. It was the third webinar of the current Charter edition.
The webinar started with a presentation by Ludo Kluppels, traffic psychologist at Vias institute. Ludo touched on three topics: road safety education for children and youngsters, driver education and road safety education in companies. Next, we had the pleasure to work with Jennie Hargreaves, teacher at the Lockerbie Academy in Scotland, on education for children and young adults. In her presentation on ‘The Physics of Road Safety’, Jennie explained some of the various activities in the school's innovative road safety programme. Last but not least there was a presentation by Erik Roelofs, doctor of Philosophy and senior assessment scientist at CITO in The Netherlands. Erik shed a light on research and insights on moral reasoning during driving.
Preventing Drink Driving was the topic of the the ERSCharter webinar, held on October 8th. After a presentation of the general trends related to drink driving, Dr. Jean-Pascal Assailly explained the various factors which influence such behavior: the neurobiological, psychological, social and cultural determinants. He then described various strategies, models and tools which can be used to prevent drink driving. A large part of the event was dedicated to discussion and questions from the public.