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Young driver conference fully subscribed

Thursday 19th March 2015

A conference devoted to the challenge of reducing collisions involving young drivers, to be held in London next month, is now fully subscribed. 

Young Driver Focus, jointly organised by Road Safety GB & FirstCar, will be held at the RAC Club in central London on 15 April. The event is sponsored by ingenie and the venue provided courtesy of the RAC Foundation.

The capacity for the venue is 150 delegates which was exceeded more than a month prior to the event taking place.

The conference comprises four sessions looking at young driver research and interventions, the use of telematics to influence driving behaviour, and the driver training process – plus an expert panel discussion.

 The conference will open with an address by HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO and the speaker line up includes: Professor Stephen Stradling (Edinburgh Napier University), Michael McDonnell (Road Safety Scotland), Richard King (ingenie), Ian Edwards (eDriving Solutions) and Dr Shaun Helman (TRL).

The inaugural FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards 2015, sponsored by ingenie, will also be presented at the conference. The awards have received a total of more than 50 entries across the three categories.

James Evans, FirstCar’s founder, said: “We are delighted with the level of interest in the conference and the commitment from within the road safety profession to reduce the number of collisions and casualties among young drivers.

“We are also surprised and delighted with the number and quality of entries we’ve received for the FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards. The interest has far exceeded our expectations. The judges face a challenging task in selecting the winning entries from such a high quality field.”

Although the event is fully subscribed, anyone who would like to attend can complete the booking form and will be offered a place in the event of a cancellation.

 

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