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.
08.30: Registration & exhibition
09.30: Welcome and introductions
09.35: Welcome to the Royal Automobile Club
Head of Research
09.40: Session one
Chaired by Richard Storrs
Jesse Norman MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads,Local Transport and Devolution
Director, National Transportation Safety Board
Presentation: On The Frontline of Safety
10.25: What’s new? The latest thinking and insights 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
11.05: Refreshments & exhibition
11.35: Session two
Chaired by Steve Gooding, Director of the RAC Foundation
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)
12.05: The Big Debate – does pre-driver training for the under-17s make for safer young, newly qualified drivers?
12.50: Lunch & exhibition
13.50: The 2018 FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards’ Presentation Ceremony
Hosted by James Evans, Founder of FirstCar & Meredydd Hughes, Executive Chairman of Road Safety Support
14.15: Session three – Practitioners in action
Chaired by Sonya Hurt, Chair, Road Safety GB
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
15.00: Viewpoint Generation Z
The conference will close with a series of short presentations by young people – and people who work with young people – giving tips and advice to help road safety professionals connect with this ‘hard to reach’ cohort.
Head of Programmes
Younger Driver Ambassador
15.55: Closing remarks
16.00: Conference concludes
For more information about the agenda please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.