The 2013 National Road Safety Conference will include a presentation looking at how practitioners in other countries are delivering road safety education interventions, and how this might enhance the delivery of road safety education in the UK.
More than 140 people have already registered to attend the conference which will take place in Harrogate, 13-14 November. Road Safety GB Yorkshire and Humberside Region is hosting the event, and Colas and AA DriveTech have both renewed their sponsorship.
The presentation, “Lessons Learned from International Road Safety Education and Applying These Lessons to the UK”, will be delivered by Darren Divall, principal consultant at TRL and head of the Road Safety GB Academy.
This presentation will focus on four challenges of road safety education: prioritisation, coordination and funding; standardisation; coordination; and evaluating interventions.
It will highlight how other nations have confronted challenges head-on in order to begin the process of improving road safety, and how UK stakeholder organisations and practitioners can learn from this.
Darren Divall led the Institute of Road Safety Officers (IRSO) towards the merger with Road Safety GB to establish The Road Safety GB Academy, which he now heads. He holds a professional development diploma in Accident and Safety Management and is a judge for national and international nominations of the Prince Michael Road Safety Awards.
As well as developing topic specific training courses, such as risk assessment for the School Crossing Patrol (SCP) service and monitoring and evaluation for travel planners, Darren has conducted a number of national conferences and seminars, including ‘Road Safety in the National Curriculum’ (2006), ‘Evaluating Road Safety ETP’ (2010) and ‘Safer Road Users’ (2011).