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Help requested posted on 29th January 2018:

Young Driver Intervention Programme

The Highland Council are looking to refresh and update our Young Driver Intervention Presentation (which we deliver alongside Fire, Police and Driving Instructors). We are particularly interested in the use of Behaviour Change Techniques and moving to a more conversational approach..focused around the biggest risk factors. Can anyone share any content of other Young Driver programmes which may help us or examples of best practice?

Laura Leslie

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Response posted on 30th January 2018 by:
Keith Baldock

E: keith.baldock@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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Young Driver Intervention Programme

Our standard model - Sussex Safer Roads Partnership based - has been an hour tutor group presentation. We've moved away from this due to ability to get into colleges for tutor time - usually. So it's bastardised to fit to time and setting.
Also we wanted it to be more conversational and discussion based so we invested in VR headsets as a partnership and use the Leicestershire FS young driver / passenger VR film as a 3 minute experience then spin it out. The partnership are developing a branched VR film so participants asked to think as they experience. Also used catapult to illustrate reaction times at 30mph - the one from the dims model seatbelt sledge - beer goggles etc. Looking at behavioural change techniques - which I now refer to - it does cover several, but not knowledgeably when it was set up.
With longer sessions we have also teamed up with Kwik Fit who do basic practical awareness sessions.


Response posted on 30th January 2018 by:
anna burgin

E: anna.burgin@derbyshire.gov.uk
T: 01629 538059

Young Driver Intervention Programme

In Derbyshire we still deliver four 50 minute sessions with the year 12's covering DUI, Vulnerable Road Users, Distraction, Speeding and Peer Pressure.
we aim to give the students the information they need in an interactive way, and try to avoid shock tactics at all costs and that's what id recommend for best practice.
For the behaviour change have a look through the RAC Behavioural Change Techniques and try to focus on a couple - not all of them!
if you want to know more about our day just email me.


Response posted on 30th January 2018 by:
Julie Jones

E: julie.jones@oxfordshire.gov.uk
T: 01865 321682

Young Driver Intervention Programme

Dear Laura,

We too are considering moving to something that doesn't just highlight the risk to young people, as traditional approach largely does, but to moving on to similar to your suggestion.

For practical reasons, the lessons will continue to be for 6th forms/Colleges - as it's more difficult to access young drivers in meaningful numbers outside of this envirnment.

Rather purely telling or showing a young driver aged person that using a mobile phone is dangerous and can kill you or other people, we too have been thinking about how we help the youngster understand WHY using a phone behind the wheel is so distracting (with some practical demonstrations) and, importantly, HOW do we make that message connect with them. We know that this age group values their freinds more than themselves, so ideas are "what makes a good friend?" (someone who takes care of you when you are in car together).

We have begun some initial works with Ian Edwards, who runs the Behaviour Change courses for RS GB - looking at what's importants to this age group what might be more effective to change their risk taking behaviour.

If you haven't done so already, I recommend you to on the Behaviour Change course or get in touch with Ian

We are only at the very start of this so there's little I can share with you at this time.

Ref guided and self-guided discovery in young driver age, we've also begun closer collaboration with Drive IQ - who have elearning modules they offer free to schools, where students have to work through (12 in our case) modules to indentify behaviour that is more risky. The modules can be done either in class time or, most schools task it as homework. The software behind the learning also helps track progress by student and assist with admin (how many students are signed up, how many have worked through XX modules, etc).

Regards,
Julie


Response posted on 31st January 2018 by:
Keith Millard

E: kmillard@kierwsp.co.uk
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Young Driver Intervention Programme

We developed a programmed called Your Choice, which won first prize at last years First Car Young Driver event.
Please get in touch if you would like more information.
Regards
Keith


Response posted on 1st February 2018 by:
Peter Jackson

E: peter.jackson@sestran.gov.uk
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Young Driver Intervention Programme

Hi Laura,

Cycling Scotland developed a programme on the back of their successful Practical Cycle Awareness Training for professional drivers of HGVs and LGVs. The new programme is specific to Learner Drivers and covers best practices for awareness of vulnerable users. The course is 3.5 hours long and delivered for free.

https://www.cycling.scot/our-programmes/training/cycle-aware-training-for-learner-drivers

Regards

Peter


Response posted on 1st February 2018 by:
Martin Evans

E: martin@verodrive.co.uk
T: 07712 877508

Young Driver Intervention Programme

If you really want to make a change take a look at the 'Wheels, Skills and Thrills' (put it into google) innovative road safety project done jointly in 2009/10 by Bristol City Council, University of the West of England (UWE) and Bristol Advanced Motorists.

WST2 follow on project is happening now with significant funding from the Road Safety Trust and DfT. I'm involved - contact me if you wish to know more.


Response posted on 2nd February 2018 by:
Alan Faulkner

E: alan.faulkner@kent.fire-uk.org
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Young Driver Intervention Programme

Hello, would this be for groups or 1- 2- 1 work?


Response posted on 2nd February 2018 by:
Andrew Sykes

E: andrew.sykes@norfolk.gov.uk
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Young Driver Intervention Programme

We have a schools presentation to year 11 / 12's around the Fatal 4 which is delivered in partnership with Norfolk Police / Fire & Rescue.

Post test we have a scheme called "Tread" which is full day with 12 young drivers. a mix of basic maintenance and interactive workshops to engage to drivers around high risk areas of their behaviour. Happy to email you details and a PDF if you wish.


Response posted on 8th February 2018 by:
Ann havlin

E: Ahavlin@a2om.com
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Young Driver Intervention Programme

Hi Laura,

Please take a look at www.driveiq.co.uk.

Drive iQ is a virtual experience of driving in all conditions. We focus on attitude and behaviour and use coaching workshops to improve skills such as anticipating danger, hazard detection, risk management and eye scanning. We also go further by helping young people build coping strategies to stay safe and focus on key dangers such as distractions, peer pressure and being a responsible passenger.

Our platform has been working in over 1500 schools for the past 7 years. Its award-winning and FREE!

If you would like me to set you up a teacher's login so you can view the resources, please just let me know.

Best wishes and good luck with your project.

Sarah





Sarah Rowley
Managing Director

+44 (0)20 8948 6188
+44 (0)7535 740338
sarah@driveiq.com

www.driveiq.co.uk
@Drive iQ


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