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Success for pre-driving software in schools

26 June 2012

The new pre-driving software now being used by over 30,000 young people in over 300 schools across the country  is set to expand into Scotland and many more counties in September.

The FREE resources for schools/colleges enables them to introduce learning to drive (and the responsibilities and risks involved) to their Year 11-13 students. Using evidence-based research into how attitude and behaviour affects driving, this easy to use software broadens experience, increases awareness and improves hazard perception.

This innovative solution which won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award last year concentrates on how attitude and behaviour can improve driving and significantly reduce the odds of being involved in a car crash. It is state-of-the-art, evidence-based, award winning, easy to implement and totally free. Every school/college so far introduced to the programme has taken up the programme and more than 90% aim to incorporate into curriculum time.

The programme is very easy & flexible to use:

  • Drive iQ is online and can be used anywhere with internet access – home or school.
  • Drive iQ can be used as a stand alone young driver solution for schools or in conjunction with other road safety initiatives such as Safe Drive Stay Alive.
  • It can be run as part of PSHE/tutorial sessions or used as an assembly topic. Research tells us that using e-learning together with peer to peer discussion is the best way to engage students.
  • The programme is very flexible and can fit within a schools schedule as required.

On completion students receives a Certificate of Driving Awareness. They are also introduced to Drive iQ PRO – an in-car training programme (which is also FREE) that works in conjunction with normal driving lessons. Completion of this programme entitles the young driver to an insurance discount and they can receive an Edexcel BTEC Level 2 in Driving Science.

For further information contact: Sarah Rowley: srowley@a2omcic.org
 

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