2019 Agenda & Speakers

The conference agenda will take a similar format to previous years. For those wishing to make travel and logistical arrangements, the conference will commence at 9.30am (registration from 8.45am) and finish no later than 4.00pm.

The conference committee hopes to be in a position to publish an outline agenda by late November 2018. Themes/content/topics under consideration include:

• An international perspective - what is the latest thinking with regard to improving the safety of young drivers in other countries/continents?
• The role of virtual reality in hazard perception and young driver training
• Automated vehicles - what are the implications for new driver training?
• Graduated driver licensing – what can we learn from other parts of the world?
• Young drivers - what do young people think road safety professionals could/should be doing to enhance their safety?
• Social media - is there a role for social media in helping deliver messages to young drivers and their passengers?
• The teenage brain (and how we might influence it)
• The role of parental influence during the pre- and post-licensing stages
• Mobile phone use by young drivers

For more information about the agenda, or to express an interest in presenting at the conference, please contact Nick Rawlings by email in the first instance.


Confirmed speakers (12.11.18)


Dr Shaun Helman

Chief Scientist, Transportation Division, TRL

Presentation: Driver2020 – A randomised controlled trial of interventions to lower the first-year collision rate in young newly-qualified drivers. Early findings on engagement
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Professor David Crundall

Professor of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University

Presentation: Making hazard perception testing more realistic
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Damien Cross

Head of Audience Engagement, To The End

Presentation: How to engage an ever-more sceptical, media-savvy and advert-aware audience - young people
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Adrianne Carter

Founder, D-Coded Training School

Presentation title: Unlock the language of the Face
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Priscilla Le Lièvre

Project Officer, European Transport Safety Council

Presentation: YEARS: Young Europeans Acting for Road Safety. Designing safe roads, young engineers implementing infrastructure safety improvements in their local areas
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