Nick Lloyd is RoSPA’s (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Road Safety Manager for England having joined the safety charity in 2014. He has more than 25 years’ road safety experience having previously been head of road safety at Staffordshire County Council between 1997-2011 where he was responsible for road safety education, accident analysis, speed cameras, local safety schemes and sustainable travel programmes.
Since leaving Staffordshire, Nick has worked within the charity sector at Sustrans and RoSPA, where he leads on the topics of active travel and health.
Presentation: Evaluating Young Driver Education Interventions
There are many examples of young driver education interventions. These are often delivered with sixth formers or young drivers at work, and aim to educate this demographic about the risks they face while on the road. Key topic areas frequently include: speed, drink and drug driving, wearing seatbelts and distraction.
These education programmes, however, are not often evaluated in such a way that tests whether they have been effective. Although positive feedback may be received from teachers, or even students, this will not necessarily translate into a change in attitudes or behaviour.
Nick’s presentation explores the importance of evaluation with this age group, using a case study of an evaluation RoSPA recently completed of Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership’s young driver education programme.