2017 Agenda & Speakers

The 2017 conference programme is outlined below. For more information please contact Nick Rawlings on 01379 650112.

9.30: Conference opens

 9.35: Welcome to the RAC

Steve-GoodingSteve Gooding

Director of the RAC Foundation

09.45: Opening keynote address

teresa_senserrick-1Associate Professor Teresa Senserrick

Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research, University of New South Wales, Australia

Presentation: Reducing young driver crashes: what should we be targeting?

Associate Professor Teresa Senserrick is internationally renowned for her expertise in young and novice driver research, particularly regarding driver training, education and graduated licensing. More…

10.15: Session one – a national/international perspective

LesleyYoung-2016Lesley Young

Head of Policy and Chief Driving Examiner for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

Presentation: Transforming the driving test (working title)

Catherine-MotteramCatherine Mottram

Principal Research Officer at the Department for Transport

Presentation: Young Driver research at DfT


Lawrence-AitchsonLaurence Atchison

Senior Research officer, PACTS

Presentation: Youth and Road Safety in Europe

11.15: Refreshments & exhibition

11.45: Session twoYoung driver behaviour

Lucia-Magis-WeinbergLucía Magis-Weinberg

Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

Presentation: Inside the teenage brain


Ian-EdwardsIan Edwards

New View Consultants

Presentation: Behavioural change in road safety


DSC0095James Watson

Associate Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team

Presentation: Improving road safety: what can we learn from behavioural insights?

12.45: Lunch & exhibition

13.45: The 2017 FirstCar Road Safety Awards Presentation Ceremony

14.10: Session three – practical interventions

Mike-ketteringhamMike Ketteringham

Chief Executive Officer, ingenie

Presentation: Less Talk, More Chat: Evolving Young Driver Intervention


Mark Taylor & Lesley Allen

Surrey Fire & Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Presentation: Safe Drive Stay Alive – Greater Manchester and Surrey


iain WatsonIain Watson

Senior Road Safety Officer (Education), Suffolk County Council

Presentation: ‘Braking Point’ – focusing on the positives


steve-FERRISSteve Ferris

Media Officer, Road Safety Analysis

Immersive 360 video and the human impact


Brown-PetrieSimon Brown & Antonia Petrie

Road Safety Programme manager at Hertfordshire County Council & Business Partner at West Midlands Fire Service

VR in road safety: the next steps (working title)

 15.40: Closing remarks

Meredydd Hughes

Road Safety Support

16.00: Conference closes



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