This one-day conference is unique by being focused on cutting young driver casualties by specifically addressing key road safety issues for this high-risk group of drivers; 17-25 year olds.

Now in its seventh year, the event will be held once more at the prestigious, five-star Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London on Tuesday, 19 May, 2020. It brings together road safety professionals from across the UK, spanning both the public and private sector. The event receives heavyweight backing of key industry bodies such as IAM Roadsmart, PACTS, Roadsafe, Road Safety Scotland, RoSPA, and THINK!

This year’s theme is ‘Technology Matters’ and the first speakers have now been announced:

Dr. Jessica Hafetz Mirman – Challenges and opportunities intervening with young drivers

This presentation will provide a summary of emerging challenges and opportunities facing young driver researchers and practitioners. These will be contextualized within a discussion of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and ideas about how strengthening scientist-practitioner-citizen partnerships can capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges, thereby improving young driver safety.

Shaun Helman – Initial findings from engagement with interventions

This session will present some initial findings from the Driver2020 project. This multi-year pragmatic randomised controlled trial is being run by TRL and partners on behalf of the Department for Transport. It is evaluating the real-world effectiveness of five interventions aimed at making newly-qualified drivers safer. The session will focus on data from interviews with participants in the project who have and have not engaged with the interventions being trialled for learner drivers (logbooks, hazard perception e-learning, and classroom-based education). Themes from these interviews, and wider data on engagement, will be presented.

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