World experts from academia and practitioners, will come together to discuss the latest research and initiatives for working with young drivers and male drivers at the Road Safety Forum's ninth International congress on Thursday June 30, 2011.

Emergency services personnel are urged to attend the Youth, gender and road risk conference, run by Brake, the road safety charity. The conference will explore why young drivers and male drivers are involved in such a high proportion of road deaths and injuries and look at how to target effective interventions at these groups.

Held at the Royal College of Surgeons, this one-day event will feature a range of speakers and topics including:

  • The CARS Initiative: making road safety part of the curriculum, Sgt Jim McAllister, Garda Ireland
  • Socio-economic status and crash risk in young drivers - The DRIVE Study, Professor Rebecca Ivers, Director of the Injury Division, The George Institute for Global Health
  • Driver distractions in young drivers, Dr Terry Lansdown, Senior Lecturer in Human Factors, Heriot-Watt University
  • The role of peer groups in influencing behaviour, Dr Kristine Beuret, Director, Social Research Associates

For further information and a full agenda, visit  


Organised by Brake's Road Safety Forum, a not-for-profit initiative for road safety professionals, the event is low-cost thanks to sponsorship from Colas and Young Marmalade, helping to encourage attendance from a range of practitioners to share and enable best practice. It costs £136 +VAT for Road Safety Forum* subscribers and £176 +VAT for non-subscribers.


To book: Call Brake on 01484 559909 or email today to book. 


Caroline Perry, Events Manager at Brake, says: "The Road Safety Forum congress offers a fantastic opportunity to hear from expert academics and practitioners about the latest research and initiatives, as well as providing networking opportunities for road safety professionals. I urge anyone working with young drivers or male drivers to participate."


Click hereto download a flyer for the Conference.