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YDF presentation will examine the potential for safety technologies to reduce casualties among young drivers

Monday 8th February 2016

The latest confirmed speaker for Young Driver Focus 2016* will outline the characteristics of collisions involving young car drivers and consider the potential for vehicle safety systems to prevent the injuries experienced by this group.

Richard Cuerden, TRL’s chief scientist and research director, will deliver the presentation at the event in central London on 20 April.

Richard Cuerden has worked in road safety and vehicle engineering research for more than 20 years and leads a diverse portfolio of research and consultancy projects.

His work ranges from establishing European regulatory durability standards to ensure tail-pipe emissions remain within the mandated pollutant limits for the life of the vehicle, to coordinating the collection and analysis of in-depth road collision data for the DfT.

Richard has a strong track record of identifying safety design priorities based on real world evidence and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise with respect to vehicle technologies and accident and injury prevention.

In 2015, Richard’s published work included helping to draft the European Union’s eCall type-approval regulation, and quantifying how many road casualties will be prevented if minimum secondary safety standards are adopted in the world’s emerging markets.

His presentation at Young Driver Focus, ‘Young car drivers and safety technologies – what are the challenges?’, will outline the characteristics of collisions involving young car drivers in Great Britain and consider the potential for vehicle safety systems and technologies to prevent and/or mitigate the real world injuries experienced.

*Young Driver Focus 2016
Young Driver Focus 2016 is being held at the prestigious 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 cost to attend for Road Safety GB and Academy members is just £100 and for other attendees £150 (both prices plus VAT).

Click here to register to attend, or here for information about exhibiting alongside the conference. For more information contact Sally Bartrum (delegate registration), Nick Rawlings (agenda & speakers) or Richard Storrs (exhibition).


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