Speaker: Neil Greig

Neil Greig, Director of Research and Policy, IAM

Neil Greig joined the IAM in January 2007 and his current role with the IAM involves setting the strategic direction for the IAM's Policy and Research Division, co-ordinating its research programme and working with the media and opinion formers across the UK. He continues to represent the IAM in Scotland and also in Brussels on working parties of the FIA.

Neil was Head of Policy, Scotland with the AA Motoring Trust until its demise in 2006, having worked in a similar role with the AA since 1992. He was National Programmes Director for EuroRAP (European Roads Assesement Programmme) promoting accident risk analysis work in several European countries. He also spent a short time with RoSPA as Technical Manager Road Safety.
 
He is a member of the DfT Road Safety Advisory Group, Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety Award Panel, Scottish Government Road Safety Operational Group, the Scottish Safety Camera Programme Advisory Board, and chairs the Publicity Committee of Road Safety Scotland.
 
Presentation: Why do older drivers give up driving?
The IAM commissioned research from Dr Carol Hawley and Opinium Market Research to update an older report by Professor Pat Rabbet of Manchester University. The research set out to answer the questions, ‘why did you give up driving, and was it at the right time?’ and to see if the responses had changed over time. In addition the report has gathered some interesting insights on the opinions of a large sample of older drivers on a range of issues which will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners.