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Iain Greenway

Presentation: Northern Ireland's approach to young driver safety

Iain GreenawayIain Greenway is Director of Road Safety & Vehicle Regulation Division in the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland). He is responsible for coordinating the delivery of the Road Safety Strategy to 2020, and for overseeing policy development in areas including drink driving; driver training; taxi, goods vehicles and bus operator licensing; and vehicle testing.

Between 2008 and 2011 Iain was Chief Survey Officer of Northern Ireland and Director of Operations in Land and Property Services (LPS). This role included all land registration and rate collection activity in LPS, as well as overseeing the development of the Geographic Information Strategy for Northern Ireland. He was from 2006-2008 Chief Executive of the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (until the organisation’s merger into LPS).

Iain holds an M.A. in Engineering from Cambridge University, an M.Sc. in Land Survey from University College London and an MBA from Cranfield University. Between 2000 and 2006,Iain was General Manager (Operations & Mapping) of Ordnance Survey Ireland, responsible for management of the operations and mapping technology of the organisation. In 1999-2000 he worked in Her Majesty's Treasury in the Secretariat to the Public Services Productivity Panel (PSPP). Between 1986 and 1999 he worked for Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. His positions during those years included geodetic and topographic survey, strategic planning and pricing, sales and marketing, as well as a number of management consultancy inputs in Swaziland and Lesotho and technical consultancies supporting land reform in eastern Europe.

Iain is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (FInstCES) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM). He was a Vice President of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) for 2009-2012. He is also a member of the Management and Editorial Boards of the journal Survey Review. He haspublished a range of articles and papers on geodetic surveys, business and management practices, sales and marketing, and standardisation.


Presentation: Northern Ireland's approach to young driver safety

Northern Ireland is in the process of implementing a graduated driver licensing scheme which is the most far-reaching on these islands. Subject to Assembly approval, it is expected to roll out in 2014. It will include changes to the age at which drivers can learn to drive and take their test; rules around passengers; the amendment of the current new driver regime which includes showing an R-plate for a year and a 45 mph restriction for learner and restricted drivers.
The reforms are part of a broader suite of work to drive down road casualties. This includes the mutual recognition of penalty points between Ireland and Northern Ireland; strengthening drink driving laws; and continuing to use hard hitting and award winning advertising campaigns, including one that asks viewers to Share the Road to Zero.


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