AA DriveTech to continue as National Conference sponsor

12.00 | 22 March 2013 |

AA DriveTech has agreed to extend its sponsorship of the National Road Safety Conference into a second consecutive year.

The 2013 National Road Safety Conference will take place at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, 13-14 November, and is being hosted by the Yorkshire and Humberside Region. Already more than 100 people have registered to attend the event and 12 organisations have signed up for the accompanying exhibition.

All of the money raised through sponsorship is used to subsidise the cost of attending the National Conference for Road Safety GB members, and to offset the cost of staging the event.

AA DriveTech is the UK’s leading provider of driver training, assessment, and driver awareness schemes and has three key divisions: DriverAware, FleetSafe and Commercial and Passenger Goods.

The DriverAware Division delivers driver awareness schemes, on behalf of several police forces, for motorists who have either been involved in a road traffic collision or committed a range of offences including exceeding the speed limit, using a mobile phone, jumping a level crossing or red light, or not wearing a seat belt. DriverAware also runs national RIDE (Rider Intervention and Developing Experience) Schemes for motorcyclists who have been involved in a crash or committed an offence, and the London Cycle Safe Scheme for cyclists who have committed an offence.

The FleetSafe Division works to reduce occupational road risk, business costs and risks to drivers by significantly improving driver ABC – Attitude, Behaviour and Competence. FleetSafe’s approach is called ‘the journey’, a unified framework that manages all aspects of occupational road risk – company, fleet, vehicle and driver.

The Commercial and Passenger Vehicles Division is focused on fleet risk solutions for professional bus, coach and truck drivers including Driver CPC periodic training. This requires all commercial and passenger vehicle drivers to complete 35 hours of JAUPT-approved training over a five-year period.

Honor Byford, vice-chair of Road Safety GB and a member of the 2013 conference committee, said: “We’re naturally delighted that AA DriveTech has again decided to continue its sponsorship of the conference.

“Edmund King, president of the AA, was an excellent speaker at last year’s conference and the enthusiasm of the whole AA DriveTech team was evident at the event.

“We look forward to welcoming them to Harrogate.”

Click here for more information about the conference, click here to register as a delegate, or click here to book as an exhibitor. Alternatively, contact Sally Bartrum on 01379 650112 for more information about the event.


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