Festival: week two kicks off with focus on young drivers

08.01 | 9 November 2020 | |

The Festival of Road Safety moves into its second week, getting back underway with a focus on young and novice drivers.

Organised by Road Safety GB, the Festival of Road Safety will see more than 40 pre-recorded and live sessions broadcast throughout November (2-27 Nov).

The first week was extremely popular, with approximately 2,000 road safety professionals visiting the Festival website.

Week two at a glance
Week two begins at 10am (9 Nov) with a keynote presentation from Elizabeth Box, head of research at the RAC Foundation.

Elizabeth will explain the Pre-driver Theatre & Workshop Education Research (PdTWER) programme – providing the interim findings from the review of current practice in the UK.

This is followed at 2pm by a video from professor John Beckford, trustee, The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust and co-designer of the Pathfinder Initiative.

John will discuss the lessons learned from the Pathfinder pre-licence novice driver development programme.

Elsewhere, the week’s second keynote presentation will be delivered on Thursday (10am) by Philippa Young, the incoming chair of Road Safety GB.

Meanwhile, week two’s live session is titled ‘The School Run – keeping pupils & parents safe while encouraging them to walk and cycle more often’.

This takes place on Tuesday (2pm), with three expert panellists: Carla Leowe, road safety officer, Westminster Council; Dr Adrian Davis, professor of transport and health, Edinburgh Napier University; and Jennifer Wiles, regional director (north), Living Streets.

Click here to see the full week two programme.

Festival catch-up
All of the content released so far is available to watch on the Festival website.

This includes the live discussion session on cycling and Dr Neale Kinnear’s keynote presentation on young drivers and GDL, both from week one.

The full four-week programme is published on the Festival website. For more information contact either Edward Seaman or Nick Rawlings by email, or alternatively on 01379 650112.



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