Young Drivers To Be Taught The Honest Truth
7:09am 23rd September 2014
Dorset's starting a new road safety initiative, with driving instructors taking the lead.
'The Honest Truth' run by Dorset Roadsafe, brings together the emergency services and local councils.
The idea is to teach young drivers how to avoid accidents while they're learning to drive, rather than using the shock tactics of accident scenes.
The interactive programme brings together the public and private sector, with authorities working alongside driving instructors to provide teaching resources and promotional material about the key risks of the road.
Kate Underhill, Road Safety Manager at Dorset Fire and Rescue Service told Wessex FM: "The new international initiative was designed by the Devon Road Safety Partnership following the death of three young people.”
“We have adopted it in Dorset as a new way of connecting with our young road users to support our Safe Drive Stay Alive and Dying to Drive presentations. The lifesaving messages this award winning programme allows us to deliver are not new, but working with driving instructors we can deliver them in a brand new way."
For more information on The Honest Truth check out their website www.thehonesttruth.co.uk or keep up to date with the DFRS Safe Drive Stay Alive initiative at www.facebook.com/SafeDriveStayAliveDorset