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The gig economy - PACTS Conference

29 March 2019

This excellent PACTS Conference brought together the key players in this sector, highlighting public policy, good practice, new research and technology and management practice.

Briefings and papers presented included a full explanation of the Highways England led Driving for Better Business programme.

Heather Ward, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University College London presented key findings from her research into the management of road risk in the gig economy explaining what it is and its likely effect on road safety. She highlighted Fatigue a ‘huge, huge’ problem -  Not just physical, but mental tiredness. She als highlighted Distraction – many of those on two wheels said they handled their phone while riding to accept ‘jobs’

A full report on the conference is available here and is a 'must-read' for all who were unable to attend and a valuable reminder of the excellent content for those who were there.

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