Police force launches free driving awareness courses
Avon and Somerset Police has launched a free “driving awareness session” to help improve the safety of all drivers, especially younger ones.
The driving awareness session, Road Smart, has been introduced in response to figures which show that around one third of those killed or seriously injured on the force’s roads are aged 17-24 years.
The course has been created on behalf of Avon and Somerset Police by the TTC Group, which educates 250,000 road users each year.
Sessions will be available at venues across the force area and are designed to raise awareness of potential hazards on the roads and build on motorists’ existing driving knowledge and experience.
The courses will start at the end of April and run for 12 months. Two versions have been created, one for young motorists aged 17-24 yrs, and the other for the over 25s.
Superintendent Ian Smith said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to benefit from a free course that could be a lifesaving opportunity.
“Studies show that a significant proportion of collisions are caused by human error and we want to try to help reduce this number.
“The national course this is based upon is widely hailed as excellent, thought provoking and really does influence driver behaviour.”