Abstracts: November 23rd, 2009

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. It sets out the challenges and opportunities for local councils to address road safety in their communities.

Some 3000 people are killed on UK roads every year and each death costs around £1.8m. Local government has a crucial role in preventing road accidents and in this interview Alan Kennedy, Chair of Road Safety GB discusses what can be done.

GBTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at