Welcome to the DriveFit resources page. Developed and tested through a rigorous process, DriveFit has been specifically designed to address the needs of 16-18-year-old pre-drivers.
A published evaluation of the DriveFit programme is available to view here.
By following the guidelines outlined in the intervention guide provided on this page, you will gain a deeper understanding of the intervention’s theoretical underpinnings, its step-by-step implementation procedures, and strategies for adapting it to various contexts. Whether you are an educator, road safety professional or organisation seeking to make a positive difference, the resources on this page will equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to roll out the DriveFit intervention effectively.
As you will read in the intervention guide, DriveFit was tested and delivered as a 40-minute film, followed by an online workshop, delivered within 2-weeks of the film. Feedback from deliverers, teachers and students suggest that smaller, bite-sized video clips, with engaging interactive learning in-between would likely improve student engagement and attention levels. You will find on this page individual clips from the DriveFit film, should you wish to adapt the original provision. Development and improvement on the original provision is welcome and encouraged, but it should be remembered that the published effectiveness results only relate to the delivery schedule outlined in the intervention guide. Practitioners looking to vary the delivery schedule are encouraged to conduct both effectiveness and process evaluations, to establish the effect and impact of variations.
Deliverers seeking to deliver the DriveFit programme, are welcome to join the DriveFit Intervention Delivery Group on LinkedIn, to share their experiences and ideas with other practitioners. This group is administered by the intervention designer, Elizabeth Box.
The DriveFit intervention was developed by Elizabeth Box, Doctoral Researcher at Cranfield University and Director of Research at the RAC Foundation, as part of the Pre-driver Theatre and Workshop Education Research (PdTWER) programme, which ran between September 2019 and March 2023. Further details about the programme of research can be found here.
This programme of research was kindly supported by the RAC Foundation, Road Safety GB, the National Fire Chiefs Council, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, the Road Safety Trust and the Department for Transport. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service also supported the delivery of the DriveFit research trial.
Download the guides
Watch the trailer below:
Watch the full videos
Two versions of the full videos are available to watch – one with subtitles.
We have broken down the full video into a number of clips. Each has a version with/without subtitles.
Learning to drive (Bill Pope, DVSA)
Hazard prediction (Prof. David Crundall)
Vehicle choice, managing mobile phone use and passengers (Dr Neale Kinnear)
Managing fatigue (Prof. Ashleigh Filtness)
Managing speed and avoiding drink and drug impaired driving (Olly Taylor MPS)
DriveFit postcards are booklets
You can reproduce the DriveFit postcards and booklets, originally designed and printed by the Javelin Partnership.
Click the links below to access these in hi-res format. Practitioners are advised to download these copies for print (either direct to Javelin or to another print provider)
Alternatively, these lower resolution formats are suitable for photocopiers:
For more information about DriveFit, please contact Elizabeth Box via email.