Fiona Fylan, a leading road safety behavioural change specialist, has delivered a round of ‘train the trainer’ workshops across the UK, on behalf of TTC Group.
TTC Group works in partnership with the police and local authorities to deliver National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) training courses as an alternative to drivers attending court.
Each year, TTC delivers 500,000 NDORS courses to riders and drivers across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Fiona Fylan specialises in helping road safety professionals and others understand the decisions that people make that affect their wellbeing and how to help them make more appropriate or less risky decisions.
She is the academic lead on the NDORS course development unit and has led evaluations of local and national driver schemes.
Dr Fylan has facilitated 10 interactive workshops to help TTC’s nationwide team of trainers deliver the recently revised NDORS courses – including Speed Awareness, What’s Driving Us, Safe & Considerate Driving (SCD), Motorway Awareness and RIDE for motorcyclists.
Jon Robertson, head of service delivery at TTC Group, said: “NDORS has recently released a whole new suite of courses that are focused more on coaching rather than being simply instructional.
“These require our trainers to focus a lot more on behavioural change and helping people who attend the courses understand how their emotions can play a part in their driving and what to do to minimise risky decision making.
“Over 200 of our experts have completed this workshop throughout February and March, with the overall aim of improving the learning experience for our clients so that UK roads become safer places to drive.”
Fiona Fylan said: “TTC trainers were keen to learn about the psychological theories underpinning NDORS courses and I was impressed by the level of insight they had about the theories and their applications.”