Question Time

Based on the TV show of the same name, this session will allow attendees to ask questions to a panel of experts.

Confirmed panellists:

Vicki Harvey, Vice-chair, Road Safety GB
Vicky has worked in the Kent County Council road safety team since 2009, and is currently team leader.

She became vice-chair of Road Safety GB in November 2020 and will assume the post of chair at the organisation’s AGM in November 2022.

In her roles with Kent CC she has been involved in a range of education, training and publicity interventions across all age groups and road user types.

She currently leads the team through the process of clear objective setting, creating interventions and measuring outcomes.

Meera Naran MBE, Independent Road Safety Campaigner
Meera Naran MBE is an independent road safety campaigner and public speaker helping to ensure we have safer drivers on safer roads.

In May 2018, she lost her eight-year-old son Dev, in a smart motorway collision on the M6. Since that time, she has successfully campaigned for the adoption of 18 national policy changes with a commitment from the Department for Transport to spend £900m including changes to the Highway Code and on-going driver education.

Among her many campaign successes has been the decision by the Department for Transport to pause the smart motorway rollout until five years of safety data is available. She is also currently lobbying for a change in legislation to implement life-saving technology such as autonomous emergency braking, proposed as Dev's Law, and continues to work to ensure that no one else goes through the pain of losing a loved one in the way she and her family did.  She is also a Trustee of the road safety charity, Brake.

Meera is a qualified Pharmacist and a Senior Lecturer in Post Graduate Clinical Pharmacy at De Montfort University, Leicester.