Following the huge success of the Young Driver Conference, our sister brand FirstBike has once again teamed up with RSGB this time to bring the first Young Rider Focus event in March 2019.

The event will focus on the key issues impacting young riders from 16-25 years old. We believe more can be done to help this group, who are the highest risk road user group. Our focus will be to raise awareness of new ideas and campaigns from around the road safety community, including some fantastic speakers.

The first 2 of which have now been confirmed as inspector Tony Mannakee, the Met Police’s road danger reduction inspector, and Gareth Tuffery, road safety officer at the London Borough of Southwark and Road Safety GB’s specialist with regard to motorcycling.

Inspector Mannakee leads the Met’s Motorcycle Safety Team, which delivers a range of enforcement and engagement activity including the BikeSafe course to educate motorcyclists on safe riding principles.

In his role at Southwark, Gareth Tuffery is working to reduce all road casualties and promote sustainable travel options among all sectors of the community.

Their joint presentation, titled ‘Scooter to Commuter’, will address the following questions:

  • Is the vulnerability of yesterday’s young scooter riders transferred over to today’s commuter riders – and if yes, why?
  • Traditionally road safety professionals have addressed the young rider’s lack of skills and experience by encouraging them to take their full motorcycle test – is this still the best approach?
  • Should we be educating the scooter rider differently to the commuter rider?

The presentation will also outline ‘a brave new world’ – a new approach to reducing young rider vulnerability.

To find out more or to book your space at the event – visit our Young Rider Focus website