RSS supports FirstCar young
driver awards for fifth year


Road Safety Support (RSS) was pleased to support the 2019 FirstCar Awards, which reward the unsung heroes in road safety, for the fifth year running.

The awards, presented during yesterday’s Young Driver Focus (#YDF2019) Conference in London, recognise excellence in the road safety industry for initiatives specifically targeting high-risk, young drivers.

Launched in 2015, the FirstCar awards recognise the excellent work of road safety professionals in seeking to reduce casualties amongst young drivers.

RSS Director, Meredydd Hughes, chaired the morning session of the conference and Emma Kelly, RSS Business Development and PR Manager, was one of the judges on this year's panel.

After the event, Meredydd (pictured) said: “Road Safety Support is delighted to have supported the FirstCar Awards for a 5th year.

“We would like to congratulate all of the worthy winners and those projects that were highly commended. Identifying best practice and sharing among colleagues well understood, successful projects is so important for future success.”

The winners of the 2019 awards are:

New Scheme of the Year
Who’s Driving You?
New View Consultants Ltd 

Education and Training Initiative of the Year
Safety Cameras Scotland, Police Scotland & Glasgow City Council Partnership

Scheme of the Year
Too Close For Comfort
Cycling UK

Young Driver Media Campaign of the Year
Arrive Alive
Lancashire Road Safety Partnership, Wasted Lives UK & Edge Hill University 

Private Sector Initiative of the Year
Speed Reduction Programme
Insure the Box

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lesley Young OBE (Leslie was the Chief Driving Examiner for DVSA from March 2012 to May 2018. She was responsible for influencing policy development of driving, riding and road safety standards and lead on the changes to the driving test in December 2017).

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