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Ricardo to host pre-Eicma

technology conference

Technology forum set for November

UK engineering company Ricardo is to host a technical

summit, addressing key themes in the areas of market

drivers, and future powertrain and vehicle technologies, to

coincide with the start of the Eicma show.

The conference will take place on Monday 3rd

November at Milan’s famous Museo Nazionale della Scienza

e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, the day before the

Eicma show begins. Technical presentations, focusing on

the latest developments in two-wheeler technology, will be

provided by a range of leading motorcycle and component

manufacturers, including BMW Motorrad, Robert Bosch,

Ducati, Exnovo, KTM, and Piaggio as well as by Ricardo

and academic institutions.

Guest of honour at the Ricardo event will be none other

than three-time world 500cc champion, race team owner

and manager, Kenny Roberts senior.

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One-third of road deaths are at-work drivers

Report calls for more research into risks affecting working motorists

A new report has concluded that road deaths and serious injuries involving at-work drivers and riders is “one of the most

serious road safety issues”. The Strategic Review of the Management of Occupational Road Risk, commissioned by RoSPA

and carried out by TRL and the Centre for Transport Studies at University College London, assesses progress made in helping

employers to manage the risks their staff face when they use the road for work purposes.

Figures in the review show that, since 2006, 4,726 people have been killed and more than 40,000 seriously injured in

collisions involving an at-work driver or rider (not including commuting); almost 30 per cent of road deaths and more than

22 per cent of serious casualties occur in collisions involving at least one at-work driver or rider.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: “This review further emphasises the need for the awareness of Morr

[Management of Occupational Road Risk] to be raised and given the priority it deserves. RoSPA will lead a Morr stakeholder

forum in the autumn to help develop an action plan. We will also be developing guidance for employers to help them evaluate

the measures they have to manage their occupational road risks.”

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