Set by Paul Doney, Innovation and Continuous Improvement Director, Highways England
As a business, safety is our first imperative and our core value; it is central to how we work throughout the organisation and actions associated with improving safety performance are at the heart of what we do as a company. As set out in our Health & Safety Five Year Plan, Highways England has a target to reduce road user casualties and Accident Frequency Rates for both our Traffic Officer Service and supply chain partners.
We believe that new emerging technology has the potential to have a significant influence and impact on safety performance. Therefore, we are reaching out to industry seeking ways to take advantage of innovative technology to improve safety.
Aspects that may help provide focus for the competition include, but are not limited to:
* Safer Roads - Raise inherent safety and protective quality of the network
* Safer Vehicles - Encourage deployment of improved vehicle safety technologies
* Safer People - Develop intelligence led innovation to improve road user behaviour
* Reducing incursions into roadworks
* Increasing the safety of man-machine interface
* Reducing the number of incidents due to severe weather conditions
* Taking advantage of modern technology for more effective training purposes
* Reducing the number and severity of incidents eg involving heavy goods vehicles
* Developing and deploying technology to prevent, detect or monitor incidents