The Good Egg Drivers initiative has overhauled its online resources for learner drivers and their parents, in a bid to make it easier for them to get advice on how to obtain and then keep a driving licence.
The new site incorporates two previously separate sites – one for parents and another on the consequences of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The main aim of the new site is to outline a seven stage process covering: applying for a provisional; choosing an instructor; the theory test; the practical test; your first car; getting insured; and keeping your licence.
Each section contains downloadable guides and resources, which consistently reinforce the principles of safe and responsible driving.
Jan James, Good Egg chief executive, said: “High numbers of responsible young drivers have already thanked us for the help we’ve given them.
“Now we’ve made it even easier for 17-year-olds to get step-by-step guidance through every stage of the process, from applying for a provisional to making sure they don’t lose their driving licence within weeks or months of finally getting it.
“There is no lecturing involved. The entire point of the site is to recognise the excitement in both learning to drive and having the freedom to use a car.
“However, there is an underlying message throughout our resources that driving is a privilege that comes with a lot of responsibility, particularly to behave safely. It’s an approach that works and gets through.”
Christie Doran, a 20-year-old racing driver and ambassador for Good Egg Drivers, said: “My work with Good Egg Drivers involves regularly going into schools and colleges to speak with 17 and 18-year-olds. They want clear help and advice.
“That is what the new website delivers and it informs them in a way that young people can relate to.”
The resource has been welcomed by Honor Byford, chair of Road Safety GB, who said: “Parents, grandparents and carers all want to ensure their children’s safety, including when they are travelling in a car and later when they want to learn to drive themselves.
“The Good Egg guides and their website provide clear, simple and usable information that helps you do just that. Their no-nonsense, practical approach is just what we need to find out what to do and how to do it.”
Good Egg says the revamp of the Good Egg Drivers resource is the latest element of a £500,000 investment in the campaign since it was created four years ago.