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The AA Charitable Trust wins Royal Award with 'Drive Confident'

14 November 2012

The award was presented to the AA Charitable Trust at the Road Safety GB Conference which is being held in London and to celebrate the award, the AA Trust has committed to a further 2,000 free courses being made available.

Launched in 2012, 'Drive Confident' is a development and promotion of a free driving course for rusty and nervous drivers.

The courses have proved to be an innovative way of providing free, practical help for motorists who would otherwise have been unsafe on the roads, or would have given up driving. The courses are available free to any qualified driver in the UK who thinks they would benefit from refresher training and are taught by fully-qualified AA Driving School instructors.

The promotion of the courses has also included a six-episode television programme, called Dangerous Drivers’ School, shown on Channel 5 in the autumn of 2011.

Commenting on the award, Edmund King, Director of the AA Charitable Trust, said, “The aim of the AA Trust is to offer practical road safety help to drivers at risk. We are delighted that the innovative work of the Trust and in particular our 'Drive Confident' courses have been recognised by winning this prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.”

Presenting the award, Tony Spalding, chairman of the award scheme added, “The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award judges were truly impressed by the approach being taken by the AA Charitable Trust in offering practical training solutions to everyday problems on the road. The free Drive Confident and Drive Smart courses have helped thousands of individuals and brought a degree of innovation to driver training now many more will benefit”

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