As all road safety professionals know, young drivers are at high risk of crashing when they obtain a full licence and begin to drive unsupervised. As an example, an 18-year-old is at six times higher risk of crashing than their parents and at three times higher risk of crashing than a 35-year-old who has just passed their driving test.
Finding ways of reducing crashes and casualties caused by young, newly qualified drivers is a key challenge for the Government, road safety professionals and private sector organisations such as insurance companies.
Now in its fifth year, Young Driver Focus 2018 will examine current and future thinking with regard to this vital issue, and what is being done now and in the future to improve the situation.
Organised by Road Safety GB working in partnership with FirstCar, Young Driver Focus is designed to be of interest to:
• Public sector road safety professionals – road safety officers, fire & rescue, police and others involved in road safety delivery
• Private sector organisations and individuals with an interest in working in partnership with the road safety profession.
Delegate registration for Young Driver Focus 2018 will open on Monday 11 September 2017. All previous attendees, along with Road Safety GB and Academy members will be alerted by email when the booking form goes live.
As in previous years, there will be an attractive ‘early bird’ rate of £125 plus VAT for the first 50 Road Safety GB/Academy members. Thereafter the fee for Road Safety GB/Academy members will rise to £150 plus VAT, and the fee for other attendees will be £195 plus VAT.
All refreshments, including an excellent lunch, are included in the delegate fee.
To register interest in attending please contact Sally Bartrum by email and she will add you to the database to ensure you are notified when the booking form goes live.