Drink Driving: Senior Advisory Group

Drink Driving: Senior Advisory Group

The Senior Advisory Group is:

David Silcock

David Silcock is currently an independent consultant whose recent work includes serving as an advisor to Research Institute of Highway on improving road safety through the use of ITS (funded by ADB) and a road safety consultant in China with the World Bank’s South Caucuses transport team providing advice and project monitoring in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

In 2008-2009, he was also a member of the WHO Consultative Committee for the Global Status Report on Road Safety (published 2009).

From 2002 to 2008 Mr. Silcock served as the Chief Executive of the Global Road Safety Partnership. During his time as Chief Executive, GRSP trebled its programme and became a respected international organisation delivering road safety programmes in low and middle income countries. As a leading member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration GRSP was responsible for producing good practice manuals on Drinking & Driving and Speed Management. David Silcock made major contributions to these manuals and carried final editorial responsibilities for them.

In 1986 David Silcock jointly founded a transportation, management and road safety consultancy named the Ross Silcock Partnership. The firm grew and prospered and in 1996 it became Ross Silcock Limited. Throughout its existence Silcock was the company’s Managing Director. Ross Silcock soon became an established name in road safety consultancy, project management and contract research. Mr. Silcock was personally involved in road safety projects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific regions. In July 2000, Ross Silcock Limited was acquired by the Babtie Group Ltd, a major UK consultancy, subsequently purchased by Jacobs (USA). Jacobs/Babtie still use ‘Ross Silcock’ as a trading name, although David Silcock no longer has any connection with the firm.

David Silcock has published widely throughout his career, with some 90 published papers and technical articles to his credit.

Kathy Stewart

Kathryn Stewart is a founding partner in Safety and Policy Analysis, International, a consulting firm that deals with public policy issues related to transportation safety and drug and alcohol use. She is also the Director of Dissemination and Diffusion of Science-Based Prevention at the Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, California.

She has broad experience in research and evaluation related to traffic safety and substance use, with a special emphasis on impaired driving and alcohol policy. Among other projects, she has carried out a study comparing impaired driving laws and statistics worldwide. She has carried out evaluations of administrative license revocation, impaired driver treatment programs, and strategies to prevent impaired driving among the general population. Ms. Stewart’s particular specialty for several years has been the communication of research findings to policy makers in order to enhance traffic safety and reduce substance abuse problems. She is the recent past chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs and Transportation of the Transportation Research Board and co-edits The Reporter, the newsletter of the International Council on Drugs, Alcohol, and Traffic Safety.

Fred Wegman

Fred Wegman is currently a part-time professor of Road Safety at Delft University of Technology and the Managing Director of the SWOV Institute for Road Safety.

He started with the SWOV Institute in 1977 as a researcher and research manager. He became a Research Director in 1989 developing road safety strategies for the Netherlands, developing evaluation schemes and policy information systems related to national, regional and local road safety programmes, and developing road safety research programmes (national and international). He became the Managing Director in 1999.

Before joining the SWOV Institute, Mr Wegman was a traffic engineer with the Municipality of Amsterdam, working on projects in design of infrastructure and road safety, safety of vulnerable road users, safety of public transport, data collection and analysis. He has also served as: Advisor of the Dutch Ministry of Transport; Advisor to the Dutch Parliament; Member of the National Advisory Board on Road Transport in the Netherlands; Associate editor of the scientific journal Safety Science; Member of the Joint Transport Research Committee (OECD/ITF); Chairman of the Core Advisory Group of the Global Road Safety Facility in the World Bank; Advisor on road safety programmes and projects in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Poland, Russian Federation and South Africa; Co-editor of Advancing Sustainable Safety, National Road Safety Outlook for 2005-2020 (2006).

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