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PACTS conference: Reducing suicides on UK roads

4 July 2017

Some 6,000 people take their lives every year in the UK, often involving transport. The railway industry, working with Samaritans, has developed interventions that are having positive results.

The roads sector lags behind. Data from Highways England suggests it is a significant problem but the wider scale of the tragedy is unknown and action is not co-ordinated.

This conference will bring together experts from many sectors, including transport, health, emergency services, academia and government.

Themes will include:

  • National government policy on suicide prevention
  • The experience of the rail sector in preventing suicides
  • Links between the Safe System approach to road safety and suicide prevention
  • Sources of data on suicides on the roads, and how these can be improved
  • Policy and institutional barriers to action
  • Interventions to reduce suicides on the roads
  • The role of Local Suicide Prevention Action Plans
  • International experience in tackling suicides on the roads

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