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The use of technology in driver education


The second confirmed speaker for the Young Driver Focus 2015 event is Mawuli Ladzekpo, the co-founder and managing director of Roadio.

Roadio is a free mobile app for driving instructors and learner drivers, designed to help both sides to manage and optimise driving tuition.

As the son of a driving instructor, Mawuli Ladzekpo’s interest is in the intersection of driving education and technology.

In his presentation, titled ‘Technology in driving education: the present and the future’, Mawuli will explore the ways in which technology such as apps are currently being used in driver education – and preview the new technology and trends that will increasingly shape the way people learn (and teach) to drive in the future.

He will also comment on the factors that explain why some applications of technology have been more effective than others, and give practical suggestions on how road safety professionals can make the most of new technology solutions.

The delegate fee for Young Driver Focus 2015 is just £75 plus VAT for Road Safety GB & Academy members, and £125 plus VAT for other attendees.

There is also an opportunity for a small number of organisations to exhibit alongside the conference, and/or to sponsor the event. For more details about this contact Richard Storrs on 07702 564422.

Young Driver Awards judging panel unveiled

The judging panel for the inaugural FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards includes representatives from the DfT, PACTS, DVSA, Road Safety GB and the private sector company Arval.

Bill Pope (DVSA), Alan Kennedy (Road Safety GB), Tracey Fuller (Arval), David Davies (PACTS) and Tim Lennon (DfT) will select the winners in the three categories that are up for grabs in the 2015 Awards. Click here for profiles of all judges.

FirstCar has launched this new awards scheme for road safety professionals in order to recognise their work in seeking to reduce casualties among young drivers.

The inaugural FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards will be presented at the Young Driver Focus 2015 event in London on 15 April. The closing date for entries to the awards is 20 February 2015.

The awards categories for 2015 are Education and Training Initiative of the Year, Partnership Scheme of the Year and Young Driver Campaign of the Year.

For more information about the FirstCar Young Driver Awards, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Richard Storrs at FirstCar on 07707 564 422.

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