PACTS invited RoadPeace to run one of their 6 workshops at their recent conference titled, “Safe System: from principles to practice”. The PACTS conference was attended by 200+ people from across the United Kingdom. RoadPeace Deputy CEO Sara Dowling ran a workshop with Matt Butler, from the Road Collision Investigation Project.
Their workshop, entitled Post-Crash Response – the Cinderella Pillar looked at what more needed to be done to reduce casualty in the post-crash response pillar, with a focus on the immediate emergency services response, the learning opportunities around collision investigation and victim support.
During the workshop a number of questions were posed:
- What is/should be the scope of the post-crash response’ safe system pillar of action? In addition to emergency service response (including medical care), post-crash investigation and learning, and victim support services, what else should be included within the ‘post-crash response’ safe system pillar of action?
- What can be done to improve access to immediate lifesaving first aid?
- What safety learning could be obtained by investigating the response to a collision?
- What specifically can Collision Investigation contribute to Vision Zero? What learning opportunities are there, how they can be used and where are the gaps.
- How does providing victim support contribute to this pillar? Does/how can supporting and involving victims help deliver casualty reduction
- Why is this called the Cinderella pillar and what can/should be done to raise its standing/profile?
- What role can the media and other key stakeholders play in supporting this pillar, how can we get local and national media engaged in highlighting the avoidable daily death toll?
RoadPeace is keen to hear members’ experiences on what they think, as victims with lived experience, on how the post-crash response can contribute to reducing death and injury. Please share your thoughts via firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated on: 4 April 2022