Festival week three ends with drug drive podcast

09.10 | 20 November 2020 | |

The final day of week three of the Festival of Road Safety includes a podcast on drug driving, featuring Ean Lewin from d.Tec International.

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).

Today at the Festival
The special edition of the RSGB Talk podcast – titled ‘Drug driving – the real extent of the problem’ – is co-hosted by Nick Rawlings and Edward Seaman.

They are joined by Ean Lewin, managing director and founder of d.Tec International – which supplies DrugWipe to every police force in England, Wales and Scotland.

Topics for discussion include getting the Government to properly target drug drivers, and looking at solutions such as new legislation, better education and ring fenced police funding.

This is followed at 2pm by a Fringe presentation from Dougie Watt, operations director at Carrot Insurance.

Dougie’s presentation is called ‘Carrot not stick: The role of rewards and nudge theory in improving driver safety’.

Coming up in the final week of the Festival
The Festival enters its last week on Monday, with a keynote presentation from George Henry, national operations manager for road safety policy and education, Roads Directorate, Transport Scotland.

His presentation is titled ‘The Future of Road Safety in Scotland’.

The week’s second keynote – on Thursday – is titled ‘Raising the Game: a new enforcement strategy for speed cameras’. This will be delivered by Emma Kelly, development, PR and advocacy manager, Road Safety Support.

Meanwhile, the live discussion session on Tuesday 24 November (2pm) and is titled ‘E-scooters – are they safe or do they pose a threat to users and other road users?’.

The panellists are: 

  • David Davies, executive director, PACTS
  • Graeme Sherriff, research fellow, University of Salford
  • Jinel Fourie, head of central public policy, TIER Mobility

This session is fully subscribed, but a recording will be published later in the week.

However, spaces remain available for the Question Time session which will bring the Festival to a conclusion on Friday 27 November (11.00 – 12.00).

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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