The 2018 programme will follow a similar format to previous years (see separate tabs for detail) and will comprise a mix of presentations and contributions from academics, road safety stakeholders and practitioners.
While all timings are subject to final confirmation, it is very likely registration on the day will commence at 9.00am, with the conference itself commencing at 9.45am and concluding no later than 4.00pm. All refreshments, including lunch, are included in the delegate fee.
Confirmed topics and speakers as of 21 December 2017 are detailed below
Opening keynote presentation
Jesse Norman MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads,Local Transport and Devolution, DfT
This session will comprise a round up of some of the latest thinking, insights and research into young driver behaviour.
Professor Richard Rowe & Dr Damian Poulter
Professor of Psychology, University of Sheffield & Reader in Psychology, University of Greenwich
Presentation: the behaviour of newly qualified drivers (working title)
Professor Alan Tapp & Sean Johnson
Professor of Marketing & Associate Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of the West of England
Presentation: Wheels Skills and Thrills
The new driving test – an update
Six months after the introduction of the new driving test, Lesley Young, Chief Driving Examiner at the DVSA, and Lynne Barrie, chair of the approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council (ADINJC), will update delegates as to how the new-look test is bedding in.
Head of Policy and Chief Driving Examiner
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
ADI National Joint Council (ADINJC)
Practitioners in action
A series of short presentations by practitioners outlining current interventions/campaigns/initiatives etc they are deploying in their local areas – followed by a panel discussion.
Road Safety Technician, Essex Highways
Road Safety Officer, Carmarthenshire County Council
Presentation: Carmarthenshire’s Young Driver Programme
Founder & Director of Accelerate Driver Training
Presentation: the accelerate Safer Young Driver Workshop
Presentation: FirstCar Academy
Senior Behavioural Change Officer
Presentation: Your Choice
Viewpoint Generation Z
The conference will close with a series of short presentations by young people outlining what they think road safety professionals should be doing to positively influence young drivers and reduce collisions and casualties among this age group.
Younger Driver Ambassador
For more information about the agenda please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.