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Help requested posted on 4th November 2015:

Young drivers / passengers (coping strategies)

I work for the Derbyshire CC road safety team in conjunction with the road safety partnership. We run a successful young driver event day in which we have started to incorporate ‘Coping strategies’ as a driver under pressure and as a passenger finding themselves in a tricky situation. We discuss speaking up, saying you’re going to throw up, suggesting you have a black box device fitted in your vehicle etc. I am just wondering if any other organisations use any other forms of coping strategies?

anna

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Response posted on 5th November 2015 by:
Jeremy Phillips

E: jeremy.phillips@devon.gov.uk
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Passenger coping strategies

Anna

Our Learn-2-Live programme is now leaning towards the needs of passengers to reflect the percentage split of passengers:drivers in our target groups. We are currently looking at developing a product that addresses this specific issue and our intention is to produce this for widespread use and not just as a local resource.

happy to discuss if you want to drop me a line.
Jeremy


Response posted on 5th November 2015 by:
Saul Jeavons

E: saul.jeavons@transafenetwork.com
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Young drivers / passengers (coping strategies)

Bexley Road Safety Unit did some good work on this through BRAG (Bexley Road Safety Action Group. It is (or was, I don't know if it is still in operation) a forum for young people aged between 14 and 19 in the Borough. The group themselves developed their campaign to encourage young car passengers to speak up if the driver’s behaviour scared them.

Throwing some ideas in and facilitating a discussion in which the young people to come up with their own suggestions may well be the best approach, as they know their peer psyche the best.


Response posted on 5th November 2015 by:
Ian Edwards

E: ian.edwards@edrivingsolutions.com
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Coping strategies

I am currently working on a paper looking at coping strategies. Coping strategies are a very complex issue as they have links to decision making and motivation theories.

I hope to publish something by Dec. Please feel free to contact me if you want a chat. 0789 1903749

Ian


Response posted on 5th November 2015 by:
Honor Byford

E: honor.byford@northyorks.gov.uk
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Coping Strategies

We also incorporate these elements into our in teractive workshop events and Learn to Live sessions, including Passenger Power and Distraction of the driver by passengers, group behaviours etc. If you would like to contact me, I will put you in touch with members of my team who devise and deliver these sessions.


Response posted on 5th November 2015 by:
Martin Evans

E: martin@verodrive.co.uk
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Honest Truth

Have you heard of the 'Honest Truth' seminars? If you haven't I strongly suggest you take a look.

http://www.thehonesttruth.co.uk/

It's been developed by a team including traffic police and is very good and covers a number of things effecting young drivers.


Response posted on 6th November 2015 by:
Kevin Wilcox

E: kevin.wilcox@staffordshire.gov.uk
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Young Passengers Coping Strategies

In our education and presentations to young passengers we always use the 'Feeling Sick' coping strategy when feeling uncomfortable with a young driver who is driving dangerously or at speed etc.
It is logical to use this strategy, as travel sickness is common and believable when a young passenger complains about it, and if a young driver wants to show off their car they will not want anyone being sick in it. This is far easier for a young passenger to say than to actually complain to a driver about their driving and will probably ignore them. You can think of lots of alternatives, but they have to be believable to the driver to work and easy for a young passenger to carry out under negative peer pressure, and it will be difficult to find one that will work because of this.


Response posted on 10th November 2015 by:
CM Alan Faulkner

E: alan.faulkner@kent.fire-uk.org
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Coping strategies

I am very keen to implement thoughts into drivers heads about their early weeks and months of driving. These are very much around setting the rules for the car rather than for their passengers. Basically, everybody knows why 'driver' wont give them a lift, they know how long it will be before they are accepted into that car by the driver, rules of seatbelts in the car etc. The coping strategy is very much with the driver and how he or she would like his or her passengers to behave whilst they are going through these early stages of developing their skills.


Response posted on 13th November 2015 by:
Matt Thompson

E: Matthew.thompson@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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Passenger coping strategies

We are currently touring Box Clever's 'The Passenger' on car passenger safety, which runs through a comprehensive list of strategies. Sussex Safer Roads commissioned this show in 2014 and it was devised with the help of young people. The auience participate and are engaged throughout, so checking for learning and understanding isn't left to an add on workshop which the school may or may not have allowed time for. See:
http://www.boxclevertheatre.co.uk/?page_id=3727


Response posted on 13th November 2015 by:
Matt Thompson

E: Matthew.thompson@brighton-hove.gov.uk
T:

Passenger coping strategies

We are currently touring Box Clever's 'The Passenger' on car passenger safety, which runs through a comprehensive list of strategies. Sussex Safer Roads commissioned this show in 2014 and it was devised with the help of young people. The auience participate and are engaged throughout, so checking for learning and understanding isn't left to an add on workshop which the school may or may not have allowed time for. See:
http://www.boxclevertheatre.co.uk/?page_id=3727


Response posted on 13th November 2015 by:
Sarah Collins

E: sarah.collins@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
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Coping Strategies

Hi Anna
Andy Adlington who I understand works for Derbyshire County Road Safety will be able to offer advice using the Engage programme.
Kind Regards
sarah


Response posted on 13th November 2015 by:
Sarah Collins

E: sarah.collins@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
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Coping Strategies

Hi Anna
Andy Adlington who I understand works for Derbyshire County Road Safety will be able to offer advice using the Engage programme.
Kind Regards
sarah


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