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First speakers confirmed for inaugural PTW conference

1 January 0001

Story from Road Safety GB

Organised by Road Safety GB and FirstBike, and the team behind the Young Driver Focus conference, Young Rider Focus will be held at Villa Park, Birmingham on 6th March 2019..

The conference committee is in the early stages of planning the programme and has published an overview of the likely content, and the individuals and organisations that have already agreed to participate.

The first confirmed presentation is a ‘double header’ by inspector Tony Mannakee, the Met Police’s road danger reduction inspector, and Gareth Tuffery, road safety officer at the London Borough of Southwark and Road Safety GB’s specialist with regard to motorcycling.

Their joint presentation, titled ‘Scooter to Commuter’ , will address the following questions:

  • Is the vulnerability of yesterday’s young scooter riders transferred over to today’s commuter riders – and if yes, why?
  • Traditionally road safety professionals have addressed the young rider’s lack of skills and experience by encouraging them to take their full motorcycle test – is this still the best approach?
  • Should we be educating the scooter rider differently to the commuter rider?
  • The presentation will also outline ‘a brave new world’ – a new approach to reducing young rider vulnerability.

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