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Jacobs to sponsor 2016 National Road Safety Conference in UK

Jacobs is co-sponsoring the 2016 National Road Safety Conference, organised by Road Safety GB and being held in Bristol, United Kingdom.

The conference will comprise presentations from more than 40 speakers across a wide range of road safety related topics, including road user psychology; public health & road safety; speed management; and driving behaviour change.

Jeremy Phillips, Road Safety GB director of research and chair of the 2016 National Conference committee, said: “We are thrilled to have Jacobs on board as partners for the 2016 conference and hope this will form the beginning of a long-term relationship between our two like-minded organisations.

“Jacobs has a global reputation for excellence and a significant proportion of its work in the UK relates to road safety. Their involvement in the National Road Safety Conference can only enhance the event, and will help forge even closer ties with road safety officers across the UK.”

Vip Gandhi, Jacobs’ Vice President UK Buildings & Infrastructure, said: “Jacobs' focus on road safety permeates all aspects of our business, so we are delighted to support the National Road Safety Conference. It fits well with our BeyondZero® culture of caring, which compels our employees to actively assess risks, be vigilant about all aspects of safety including road use and driving, and to take this mindset beyond the workplace into our personal lives and our communities.

“Our highways and traffic experts help to deliver safe transport infrastructure and efficient traffic management systems. Through our capability in traffic engineering, highway design, speed management, operational and road safety, and other services, we’re able to help our transportation clients better define the road environment and improve the road user experience.”

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