Presentation will focus on lifelong learning

12.00 | 26 January 2015 |

Road Safety Scotland’s lifelong approach to educating young drivers will be discussed at the Young Driver Focus 2015* conference.

Almost 100 people have registered to attend Young Driver Focus 2015 which is being held at the RAC Club in central London on 15 April.

The presentation, titled ‘Back to the Future’, will be delivered by Michael McDonnell, director of Road Safety Scotland.

Michael McDonnell’s career in road safety began as a road safety officer with Strathclyde Regional Council before he joined RoSPA as road safety manager (Scotland).

He was the longest serving member of the Scottish Road Safety Campaign (SRSC) before taking up the post of director in 2004. The following year (2005), the Scottish Road Safety Campaign was renamed Road Safety Scotland.

Michael McDonnell is an advocate of the lifelong learning approach to road safety education, based on the fact that the types of attitudes and behaviours which young drivers exhibit are laid down at a very early age, probably before they leave primary school.

His presentation will outline Road Safety Scotland’s long-term view on young driver issues, and outline its efforts to integrate road safety within the Scottish Curriculum to encourage people to adopt a lifelong-learning approach to road safety.

Young Driver Focus 2015
The delegate fee for Young Driver Focus 2015 is just £75 plus VAT for Road Safety GB & Academy members, and £125 plus VAT for other attendees – click here to register to attend.

The agenda is currently under development and will be published in full in the next two weeks.

There is also an opportunity for a small number of organisations to exhibit alongside the conference, and/or to sponsor the event. For more details about this contact Richard Storrs on 07702 564422.



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