April 16 2004. The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) is holding a one-day conference to explore different methods of incorporating road user education within the National Curriculum. Steven Norris, MCI President will be chairing the event and panel discussion.

The MCI has, for a long time, recognised that road user education should be an integral part of the National Curriculum. People of all ages have to use the road either as a pedestrian, cyclist, driver or rider and it is essential that young people learn about the different aspects of safe and responsible road use.

Citizenship is now a statutory part of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4 and this conference will help investigate how road user education and citizenship can be linked into an educational package.

Higher education will be discussed as there are a variety of career options linked to road user education and the automotive industry as a whole. Engineering, maths and environmental studies are just some of the possible study options that young people can pursue.

Speakers will be present from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), Kingston University and Merton College, Road Safe and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland and a number of case studies of best practice will be included.


· Road User Education and the Vocational Agenda - Kingston University

· Influencing the Attitudes of the Young - DSA 'Arrive Alive'

· The GCSE in Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies - Cathal McKeever, Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland

· Motor Projects and Best Practice - SKIDZ

· The Role of Partnerships - Roadsafe

A panel discussion 'What should the road user education national curriculum contain?' will bring the conference to a close.

The event is ideal for road safety officers, teachers, youth workers, Local Authority personnel, Connexions managers, probation officers and all professionals who work with young people.

The conference is on the 28th May 2004 and will be held at One, Great George Street, Westminster, London. Tickets are £99.00 plus VAT and this includes a conference pack with speaker's notes and lunch and refreshments.

Only 75 tickets are available and they can be booked by phone, fax, post or email.

To provisionally reserve a place call Jenny Luckman on 02476 250 806 or email