David G Davies PhD FCIHT, PACTS
David Davies has a background in sustainable transport, road safety, public sector scrutiny, planning and research. He has worked in local government and transport consultancies, including five years at the Transport Research Lab. In 2003 he moved to the Audit Commission, and subsequently to the UK Parliament House of Commons Transport Select Committee
He led inquiries into road safety, aviation strategy, HS2, national policy for ports and bus competition. He has been the Executive Director of PACTS since January 2013 and has emphasised its thought-leadership role. He is a member of various DfT advisory committees including the Motorists Form and Road Safety Delivery Group.
He manages the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Transport Safety and advises MPs and Peers of all parties. He plays the role of critical friend to civil servants and ministers.
Presentation: Young PTW riders - a serious safety problem
The safety of young PTW riders is a serious problem - but one which gets much less attention than some other road safety issues, such as the safety of young drivers. The amount of research, debate and policy options are also fewer.
David Davies will use his presentation to illustrate this, referencing PACTS' Young Riders and Drivers in Europe research for the European Commission funded YEARS project.