Conference will focus on ‘road safety in changing times’

13.12 | 11 April 2011 |

Having settled on an overall theme, the 2011 Road Safety GB National Conference planning committee is now well into the process of identifying topics and speakers.

The conference, titled ‘Road safety in changing times’, is being hosted by Road Safety GB North West region and will be held at The Queen Hotel, Chester, 15-16 November 2011.

In total, 97 people have already registered to attend the event, the majority of whom have taken advantage of the subsidised rate of £125 plus VAT for Road Safety GB members. There are just six places still available at this rate which covers conference sessions, refreshments, accommodation and the conference dinner.

The conference will be divided into four sessions loosely titled as follows:

• Changing minds, attitudes and behaviour

• Evaluation – how to ‘do it yourself’

• Question time: the question of speed

• Fit to drive – older drivers, eyesight, drug driving etc

In addition to the above, a representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO) will deliver a keynote presentation on the ‘International Decade of Action’, which launches in May 2011.

Professor Stephen Stradling is one of the confirmed speakers in the first session. In his presentation, Diversion from prosecution: retuning the crash magnets, Professor Stradling will look at recent evaluation data for the rejigged Speed Awareness Course, the revamped Driver Improvement (now Driver Alertness) Course, and the new RIDE course for errant P2W riders; and at the design and development of new courses, both those addressing bad driving habits drivers may have fallen into – skill deficit – and those addressing disrespect for other road users with whom the driver is sharing the public highway – attitude deficit.

Other topics to be covered in this session will include ‘driver attitudes to road safety’, ‘evidence based practice in road safety’, ‘neuro-linguistic programming’ and ‘coaching and mentoring young drivers’.

There are still places available at the exhibition which will run alongside the conference. The cost of exhibiting starts at just £395 plus VAT.

Click here to visit the conference website

Click here to register to attend as a delegate

Click here for more information about exhibiting at the event.

General enquiries about the event should be directed to Nick Rawlings or Sally Bartrum on 01379 650112.


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