It was great to meet so many of you at our Bristol conference. There was a relaxed atmosphere and I could see lots of lively discussions taking place. It was also interesting to hear from DVSA about what is coming up in the future.
Our second conference in Cardington is fast approaching. This sold out quickly – an encouraging sign that so many of you are keen to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date.
This week is Road Safety Week. The theme is ‘step up to safe streets’, and Anthony Fuller tackles this topic. His feature on page 27 covers the history of road safety, and talks about his experiences as a police officer working with the community to keep pedestrians and road users safe.
Our CEO, Carly Brookfield, delivers part three of her back to the classroom series. She tackles the specifics of what topics you can cover and the best way to present information to keep your students engaged. See page 20.
After my column last month, where I questioned the safety and usefulness of smart motorways, the chief executive of Highways England has admitted that people find them confusing, and that they won’t be building any more dynamic versions. Edmund King of the AA discusses this issue on page 18.
As ever, I’d love to hear your views on anything and everything driver trainer and road safety related. We’re coming up to the end of the year, so let me know your industry predictions for 2020. You can comment on any of our social media accounts, or email me at [email protected]