Even on dull days, the shadows cast by a highway over-bridge is an excellent marker with which to check that your following distance is adequate.

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SPEAKERS AVAILABLE FOR ROAD SAFETY CONFERENCES and RELATED EVENTS

 

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Potential Topics for Speakers

Audience Feedback

Selected Events At Which We Have Spoken

 

 

Our principle speaker is ADA president and chief instructor Eddie Wren (whose exceptional rιsumι in this field is available here).

 

Among the topics we can readily and expertly cover are the following:

  • Advanced Driving – What Exactly IS It?

  • After-Dinner Talks – the lighter side!

  • Driver Training Standards;

  • Driving Standards Higher!

  • Fleet Safety Management

  • Good Driving versus Bad Driving – Do you really know which is which?

  • Life as a Police Motorcyclist in Britain  (Facts with or without humor – suitable either for safety meetings or "after dinner talks");

  • Life as a Traffic Patrol Police Driver in Britain  (Facts plus/minus humor – suitable for safety meetings or "after dinner talks");

  • "Mirrors, Mirrors, on My Car – Should I Set You 'Close' or Set You 'Far'?" (The real safest settings for exterior mirrors);

  • MUTCD – Success or Failure? (Variations in supposedly "uniform" traffic signs around the USA);

  • Parents – Setting the Standards and Setting the Example;

  • Police Driving – Setting the Standards and Setting the Example;

  • PSAs – The use of Public Service Announcement video clips in television campaigns for road safety;

  • Roundabouts, & How to Use Them Properly!

  • The Scale of the Problem;

  • State Drivers' Manuals Can Kill Your Kids! (The incorrect and potentially lethal advice that can be found in some official sources of advice);

  • Teaching your own Teens to Drive!  (Can include appropriate humor, if desired.)

  • It's Only a Steering Wheel!  (There is much more to safe steering, and its dangerous myths, than meets the eye);

  • Vulnerable Road Users [VRUs] – Protecting Pedestrians, Bicycle Riders and Motorcyclists;

  • Women and Other Vulnerable Drivers – Keeping Yourself Safe when Traveling Alone

  • Young Drivers – the Rights and the Wrongs of Driver Education and Driver Training for Teens

To discuss these or alternative topics for your event, please e-mail e.wren@advanceddrivers.com

 

 

 

Audience Feedback

 

2007: Eddie Wren received a Society of Automotive Engineers' “Excellence in Oral Presentation Award” for his paper [1]

 

2007: Post-event Feedback comments from Ontario [2] :

  • Excellent, best of the day

  • Eddie & Dr. Bradford were the best

  • Great presenter

  • Very profound information

  • Fantastic and enjoyable to listen to, very informative

  • Great speaker, nice if had more time to speak

  • What a great presentation

  • Enjoyed his passion and focus on attitude

2009: "The best road safety presentation I have ever heard!" (A senior member of the Center for Disease Control [CDC] who clearly cannot be named in this context.) [4]

 

2009:  Awards received in Saudi Arabia for quality of presentation [5]

 

 

 

Selected Events At Which We Have Spoken (oldest events first)

 

  1. Paper: State Drivers’ Manuals Can Kill Your Kids! Wren, E; Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress [SAE], Detroit; April 2007.  http://www.sae.org/technical/papers/2007-01-0445

  2. Invited speaker: “Not By Accident - Teachable Moments” conference, Ontario Ministry of Transport and the Southwest Injury Prevention Network, Canada, 2007;

  3. Keynote speaker at the “Knowledge – Acting With Confidence” conference for Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Southwest Injury Prevention Network, Canada, 2008 (invited as the keynote speaker as a result of outstanding audience feedback from the “Not By Accident” conference in 2007 – see above);

  4. Standards in Driver Training; Wren, E; International Conference on Road Safety at Work, Washington DC; February 2009; [event organized/sponsored by NIOSH, NSC & WHO; Wren was the only invited/selected speaker on any aspect of behind-the-wheel driver training].

  5. Invited speaker on Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety, International Road Federation Middle-East Congress, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 2009;

  6. Invited speaker on Driving Standards, International Road Federation Middle-East Congress, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 2010;

 

To discuss potential topics for your event, please e-mail e.wren@advanceddrivers.com

 

 

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