Deadline looms for FirstCar road safety awards

12.00 | 1 February 2017 |

Road safety teams across the country are reminded that the deadline for entries for the 2017 FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards is looming, with submissions required by Thursday 9 February.

Now in their third year, the awards are sponsored by Road Safety Support (RSS) and will once again be presented at the Young Driver Focus event in London in April 2017.

FirstCar conceived and launched the awards scheme in 2015 to recognise the work of road safety professionals in seeking to reduce casualties among young drivers.

The 2016 ‘gold’ award winners (pictured above) were: Transport for Buckinghamshire (Education & Training); Fife Council (Partnership); Kent County Council (Campaign); the Honest Truth Partnership (Sustainable Intervention); Bournemouth Council (New Scheme); and RED Driving School (Private Sector).

For 2017, there are five awards categories: Best Education and Training Initiative; Partnership Scheme; Young Driver Campaign; New Scheme; and Private Sector Initiative.

The winners will be decided by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience. For all awards the judges will be looking for schemes with clear and measurable aims and objectives and for evidence of evaluation. Gold, silver and bronze awards will be awarded in each category.

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As previously stated, entries need to be submitted by 9 February and the shortlist will be announced week commencing 20 February.

The awards will be presented at Young Driver Focus 2017 which is being held at the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in Pall Mall, London on 26 April 2017.

Click here for more details about the awards’ categories and how to apply, or for more information contact James Evans at FirstCar on 0845 130 8853 or 07800 822818.

Want to know more about young drivers and road safety?
Online library of research and reports etc – visit the Road Safety Knowledge Centre
Key facts and summaries of research reports – visit the Road Safety Observatory



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