A former US Marine will address delegates at Young Driver Focus 2018 about the challenges of being on the ‘frontline of road safety’.
Nicholas Worrell, from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the USA, will deliver a keynote presentation at YDF 2018 – following roads minister Jesse Norman’s opening address and Q&A session.
Nicholas Worrell’s 23 years of government service began with an eight-year stint in the US Marine Corps, and has continued at the NTSB where he has worked as a public affairs officer and safety advocate.
He has served as the NTSB’s director of advocacy since 2015, and is responsible for coordinating the agency’s ‘most wanted list’ of safety improvements and promoting the adoption of safety recommendations issued to US State Governments.
He also engages with industry, local government, youth safety leaders, educators, and international audiences about the NTSB’s safety investigations and resulting recommendations.
In his presentation, Nicholas Worrell will bring personal and professional perspectives to the work of ‘frontline safety troops’.
He will walk through some approaches that the NTSB advocates in the US to improve young and novice driver safety.
His personal approach, straight out of an unofficial US Marine Corps slogan, is to ‘Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome’ in the war against a common enemy – road deaths and injuries.
Young Driver Focus 2018
Now in its fifth year, the Young Driver Focus conference examines current and future thinking with regard to the vital issue of reducing crashes and casualties among young drivers and their passengers.
Young Driver Focus is jointly organised by FirstCar, Road Safety GB and the RAC Foundation, in association with the young driver insurer ingenie, the event’s headline sponsor.
The 2018 edition of Young Driver Focus is once again being held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall on 25 April 2018.
The cost of attending is £150 for Road Safety GB & Academy members; £175 for other attendees from the public sector, the third sector, academia and ADIs; and £195 for all other attendees (all plus VAT). The delegate fee includes lunch and all other refreshments.