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Young Driver Focus line-up finalised

Thursday 10th March 2016

With two further presentations added to the agenda, the line-up for Young Driver Focus 2016 has been finalised.

Dr Lucy Foulkes will discuss the importance of taking into account the social environment and the social brain when considering adolescent-typical behaviour, while Mark Taylor and Deana Frost will explore the Road Safety Performance Forum at the conference in London on 20 April.

Young Driver Focus also looks set once again to be fully subscribed, with less than 30 of the 200 delegate places remaining available.

Dr Lucy Foulkes, a research associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, will speak alongside Richard Cuerden and Shaun Helman from TRL, and Richard King the founder of ingenie, in the ‘Food for Thought’ session. Her presentation is titled, “Adolescence as a sensitive period of social brain development”.

Deana Frost and Mark Taylor have been added to the ‘On the ground’ session, alongside Alexa Kersting-Woods and Alan Faulkner from Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Ashton West OBE from MIB, James Evans from FirstCar and Christina Brown from RoSPA.

Their joint presentation will introduce the Road Safety Performance Forum - a biannual meeting for organisations involved in performance-based education for young drivers, such as Safe Drive Stay Alive, Learn 2 Live, Licence to Kill and 2Fast2soon.

Young Driver Focus 2016 is being held at the RAC Club in London’s Pall Mall, courtesy of the RAC Foundation, on Wednesday 20 April 2016.

The event is organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with FirstCar and in association with ingenie. It is sponsored by the MIB and supported by stakeholders including the DfT, Road Safety Scotland, RoadSafe, RoSPA, PACTS and IAM.

The event will also feature the Young Driver Awards, for which the shortlist was announced last month.

More than 170 people have so far registered to attend Young Driver Focus and anyone wishing to do so is being encouraged to book as soon as possible - click here to do so.


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