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Help requested posted on 13th July 2012:

Working with ADIs

I recently attended a meeting with our local Driving Instructors Association. They were a very keen and enthusiastic bunch and want to work more closely with us to reduce KSIs accross the district.

A number of the group were keen to go into schools to give KS4 pupils experience of 'driving a vehicle' within a controlled off road environment. Personally I am not over keen on this idea as I feel it can give out the wrong message. I don't want to progress with this idea but am keen to harness the enthusiasm of the ADIs.

Does anyone have any examples of successful projects or collaborative working arrangements they have run with ADIs?

Rebecca James
Leeds City Council

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Response posted on 16th July 2012 by:
Iain Temperton
Norfolk County Council
E: iain.temperton@norfolk.gov.uk
T: 01603 223348

ADI's

Hi Rebecca - we have lots of experience working with ADI's (I am one)...we have a panel of 25 of them that deliver our driving interventions and I have had experience of working with others in schools. It is a minefield. Can I suggest that you give me a call when you have 5 minutes and we can have a chat about it.


Response posted on 16th July 2012 by:
Russ Morgan
Lincolnshire County Council
E: Russell.Morgan@lincolnshire.gov.uk
T: n/a

ADI's

Hi Rebbeca

Please be advised that we work in a Road Safety Partnership.

Our Road Safety Officers and Road Safety Advisers do all the school work, however I also employ 30 ADI's who deliver many of our intervention training i.e. Speed Awareness, National Driver Alertness Courses, National Whets Driving Us courses and Driving 4 Change courses.

Hope this helps
Russ Morgan


Response posted on 16th July 2012 by:
Andy Wilson
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
E: andy.wilson@knowsley.gov.uk
T: 0151-443 2227

ADI's

Hi Rebecca, I know that Martin McIntyre at Liverpool has undertaken a similar initiative, with encouraging results. Martin is available on 0151-233 2440.

Regards and best wishes

Andy Wilson
Team Leader
Road Safety and School Travel Plans
Knowsley MBC


Response posted on 16th July 2012 by:
Nigel Flower
Devon County Council
E: nigel.flower@devon.gov.uk
T: 01392 380195

ADI's

Hi Rebecca

Here in Devon we are working with over 300 ADIs who we are providing with Road Safety materials which are used with their students and the student's parents. The project is called the "Honest Truth" and is a partnership of local authorities, emergency service and Driving schools.
I have attached a link to our press release and website for info.

http://www.devonnewscentre.info/community/new-campaign-helps-driving-instructors-tell-the-honest-truth-about-safer-driving/

www.thehonesttruth.co.uk

Please give me a ring if you wish to dicuss further.

Nigel Flower
Devon County Council


Response posted on 17th July 2012 by:
Penny Thorpe
Gwent Forum
E: penny.thorpe@capita.co.uk
T: 01633 651006

working with ADIs

We also have an ADI panel comprising 50 who work in the Gwent region. They work with us and other agencies on the Megadrive programme for colleges. We have found them to be enthusiastic and reliable professionals.

We recently ran an evening seminar at which the police Crash Investigation Team gave a presentation. This went down very well and we hope to do further sessions in future to tie in with anticipated CPD rquirements.


Response posted on 18th July 2012 by:
Trevor Benham
London Borough of Croydon
E: trevor.benham@croydon.gov.uk
T: 0208 726 6000 x 2085

Young Driver Training

i have been working with ADIs in Croydon for the pass four years and have engaged a Young Driver Awareness Summer Project for the pass 3 years. You say you don't think 'allowing young drivers to drive off road is a good idea' yet we find this an excellent way of passing road safety messages. You need (driving instructors)to change the way they approach this - from driving tuition to road safety driving. we introduce driving distractions such as mobile phones, peer presure and loud noise. We also include (simulate) drunk driving through 'goggles'. In - car safety instruction is given on site refering to seat belts, tyres, mirrors and general maintenance. This is an excellent way of getting the message across; it is a fun way allowing students to understand the basics of driving and how to keep safe, before they actually take to the road.


Response posted on 19th July 2012 by:
Ian Edwards
eDriving Solutions Ltd
E: ian.edwards@edrivingsolutions.com
T: 0789 1903749

Working with ADIs

Hi Rebecca,
You may wish to speak to Dave Lawson at South Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership he is on 0114 2736165. He has over 200 instructors across South Yorkshire working on their Learn Safe Drive Safe scheme. Similar schemes are now running in Merseyside and Lewisham with other authorities looking to roll them out. The scheme provides ADIs with training and resources allowing them to engage in a discussion on 8 topics including: speed, distraction, fatigue, seatbelt use, drugs, peer pressure, etc. These discussions take place in the car during a normal driving lesson. The ADI training element has been accredited by Go Skills (now People 1st). A short scheme overview is on https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads/travel/driving/young-drivers/learn-safe-drive-safe. If I can help further please drop me a line. Kind regards, Ian


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