When: 08 June 2020 18:00 (for 18:30) - 20:00
Where: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1QH
Meeting Point: Soane Space
Speaker: Road Safety Consultant – The Graham Feest Consultancy incorporating the UK Road Safety Network
This is an interactive session incorporating presentation, debate/ discussion and opinion on a range of topical issues which are currently influencing the road and traffic safety agenda. A brief introduction will look at the current road casualty figures and this will be followed by a randomly selected number of topics hidden behind a grid upon which the remainder of the spontaneity delivered evening will proceed. The breadth of the discussion will be in the hands of the people participating and will provide no doubt for some strong opinion and lively discussion. The grid which contains some thirty subject areas will never be fully exhausted as experience has shown that rarely to reveal more than three or four in the course of the session depending of course on how the debate proceeds.
Whilst the topics are unknown it could be that you become forced take issue with the presenter as he may dismiss the lowering of the drink drive limit; stun the real value of introducing a graduated licensing system; considers that LGV’s on the motorway should only be permitted in the inside lane; people who speed should be disqualified on first offence for at least six months and drivers or their passengers who fail to wear seat belts should be given a minimum fine of £1,000 with a licence endorsement of at least 6 points. Well you need to come and see if these are the values of the speaker and if the topic arises then you might just be able to put your point of view across.
Whatever the topic there will be an opportunity for knowledge gain from both presenter and participants.
About Graham Feest
Graham is a UK based Road Safety Consultant. He is an experienced Road Safety Practitioner starting his career with Worthing Borough Council in 1974. In 1984 he moved to West Sussex County Council where he became Senior Road Safety Officer with specific responsibilities for Education Development. He was appointed County Road Safety Officer for Northamptonshire in 1989 a post, which he held until May 2001 joining the Institute of Advanced Motorists as Head of Road Safety until the end of 2003. He is qualified to teach at both Further and Adult Education Centres.
He is Chairman of the UK National Road Safety Committee, Chairman of the Institute of Master Tutors of Driving and the Road Safety Advisor to the ADI National Joint Council. He is also a member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and serves on their Road User Behaviour Working Group.
He speaks regularly at National and local conferences both at home and overseas as well as supporting the local groups of IAM RoadSmart, RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders and the local network of driver trainers. In addition he organises and conducts conferences promoted by his own consultancy throughout the UK along with other events and activities. As part of his consultancy he also set up the UK Road Safety Network.
Graham is an Honorary Life Member of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers, Honorary Member of the Institute of Large Goods Vehicle Driving Instructors, and a Fellow of the Institute of Master Tutors of Driving. He has been Vice Chairman of the Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association (now Road Safety GB), a past Secretary and founder member of the Association of National Driver Improvement Scheme Providers and a former member of the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards Advisory Panel. He was a member of the Steering Committee set up to develop the Driving for Better Business Programme. Graham was Secretary of AIRSO (Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers) for 25 years initially alongside his other employment and for twelve years running the Association as part of his consultancy. He relinquished that appointment in March 2016.
Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.
As usual, discussion will continue after the formal presentation in the adjacent pub at 2000. All are welcome to join us.
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