Committee take evidence on young and novice drivers
15 October 2020
In the first panel of the final session in this inquiry, the Committee will explore the high collision rates among young and novice drivers, the relationship between driving and social mobility and potential policy interventions to improve young and novice driver safety.
Please note that Parliament has stopped all non-essential visitor access to both Houses due to the circumstances around coronavirus. The session will be available to watch online, and a transcript will be published on the website a few days afterwards.
Witnesses for this panel will be the Alliance of British Drivers and Dr Kiron Chatterjee, Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour at the University of West England.
Scope of the session
The Committee will also speak to Roads Minister, Baroness Vere, about the work of the Department for Transport in relation to young and novice driver safety. Questioning will cover the high collision rates among young and novice drivers, the Department’s Road Safety Statement and Two-Year action plan, mobile phone use and drink driving among young drivers, Graduated Driver Licencing and telematics.
Wednesday 21 October 2020, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
- Malcolm Heymer, Traffic Management Adviser, Alliance of British Drivers
- Dr Kiron Chatterjee, Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour at the Centre for Transport & Society at University of the West of England, Bristol
- Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport
- David Buttery OBE, Director for Road Safety, Standards and Services, Department for Transport
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