First speakers confirmed for Young Driver Focus
Story from Road Safety GB.
The first two speakers have been confirmed for the 2019 edition of Young Driver Focus which is being held in London in May 2019.
Now in its sixth year, Young Driver Focus is jointly organised by FirstCar, Road Safety GB and the RAC Foundation, in association with the young driver insurer ingenie, the event’s headline sponsor for the past five years.
Young Driver Focus 2019 will once again be staged at the event’s ‘spiritual home’ – the prestigious Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall – on Wednesday 1 May.
The first two confirmed speakers are David Crundall from Nottingham Trent University and TRL’s Dr Shaun Helman.
David Crundall professor of psychology at Nottingham Trent University, has conducted a wide range of research relating to driving and safety, working with organisations including the DfT, DVSA, Road Safety Trust and the RAC Foundation.
The focus of David’s presentation at YDF 2019 will be a current project which is investigating the value of hazard perception training within a 360-degree VR environment.
The presentation will seek to answer two questions: ‘does hazard perception testing work in 360?’, and ‘is it more effective than just
Dr Shaun Helman (featured image) is the chief scientist at TRL’s Transportation Division.
Shaun has worked for around two decades in transport research, focused on road safety, vulnerable road users, and the application of psychological and behavioural theory to understanding road user behaviour and performance.
He will present the early findings of the Driver2020 project – a ‘real-world randomised controlled trial’ of the effectiveness of five interventions designed to make young, newly-qualified drivers safer in their first year of post-test driving.
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