Acclaim for young driver projects
Six road safety initiatives were recognised at the 2016 First Car Young Driver Awards ceremony which was held during the Young Driver Focus 2016 event on 20 April.
Now in its second year, the awards scheme recognises the efforts of road safety professionals to reduce casualties among young drivers.
Sponsored by Road Safety Support (RSS), the 2016 awards were presented by and Meredydd Hughes, executive director of Road Safety Support and James Evans, founder of FirstCar.
The award winners were:
Best new scheme award - Bournemouth Borough Council for the Life Drive programme
The sustainable intervention award - The Honest Truth, a charity working in partnership to improve road safety, using the idea that ‘small changes save lives’
The private sector award - RED Driving School for Road Brain Trainer (RBT)
The partnership scheme award - Fife Council for Safe Drive Stay Alive, an annual multi-agency road safety event
The education and training award - Transport for Buckinghamshire for Get in Gear, a post-test course for new drivers
Meredydd delivered the keynote speech at the main Young Driver Focus event. He celebrated the success of the road safety community in reducing road causalities among young drivers so far and how working together to share good practice can make further reductions in future.