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Conference presentation will seek solutions to risks posed by uninsured young drivers

Monday 21st December 2015

A leading figure from the motor insurance industry will deliver a presentation on the issue of uninsured young drivers at the Young Driver Focus 2016* conference in London.

The presentation will be delivered by Ashton West OBE, chief executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), who has more than 35 years of experience in the industry and was recently awarded an OBE for services to road safety.

Since arriving at the MIB in 2003, Mr West has helped steer the organisation through significant change, particularly focused on optimising the return on the investment in the Motor Insurance Database to address the problem of uninsured motoring.

He was a founder member of the Civil Justice Council and is a current member of a number of Association of British Insurers (ABI) committees.

His work has been recognised, receiving the inaugural Outstanding Individual Achievement award at the Rehabilitation First Awards, winning the British Insurance Awards Achievement Award in 2010 and the Claims Innovation Outstanding Innovator Award in 2011.

Ashton’s presentation will focus on the issue of uninsured young drivers and what the MIB and insurance industry are doing to raise awareness of this issue and encourage fewer young drivers to drive without insurance.

He will also explain that uninsured young drivers are also liable to commit other offences and at higher risk of being involved in collisions. He will therefore contend that reducing the number of uninsured young drivers on the road will reduce casualties among this ‘at risk’ group.

*Young Driver Focus 2016 
Young Driver Focus 2016 is being held at the prestigious RAC Club in London’s Pall Mall, courtesy of the RAC Foundation, on Wednesday 20 April 2016. The event is organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with FirstCar and headline sponsors ingenie. It is supported by stakeholders including the DfT, Road Safety Scotland, RoadSafe, RoSPA, PACTS and IAM.

Now in its third year, the one-day conference examines current and future thinking with regard to the vital issue of reducing crashes and casualties caused by young, newly qualified drivers, and what is being done to improve the situation.

More than 90 people have already booked to attend and while all of the early bird places have now been taken, the cost to attend for  Road Safety GB and Academy members is just £100 and for other attendees £150 (both prices plus VAT).

Click here to register to attend, or here for information about exhibiting alongside the conference. For more information contact Sally Bartrum (delegate registration), Nick Rawlings (agenda & speakers) or Richard Storrs (exhibition).


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