Shortlist unveiled for 2015 FirstCar Awards

12.00 | 24 March 2015 |

23 organisations are in contention to pick up an award at the inaugural FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards, sponsored by ingenie, which will be presented in London next month.

FirstCar launched this new awards scheme to recognise the work of road safety professionals in seeking to reduce casualties among young drivers. The inaugural awards will be presented at the Young Driver Focus 2015 event at the RAC Club in Pall Mall on 15 April.

More than 50 entries were received for the three award categories, and the judging panel spent many hours analysing the entries and undertaking the difficult task of producing a shortlist.

James Evans, FirstCar founder, said: “The standard of entries in this, the first year of these awards, is phenomenal and underlines how much hard work is being undertaken right across the country. 

“A special thanks to all those who took the time and effort to enter, and many congratulations to those who made it on to the shortlist – competition was fierce. 

“We are delighted that these awards have been so well supported, and pleased to be able in some small way to reward those whose efforts often go unnoticed.”

The full short list is:

Education and Training Initiative of the Year

• 2Fast2Soon: Northamptonshire Highways

• Engage North West: Engage North West Partnership

• Fatal Four Roadshow: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

• Green Light Safety: Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia

• MORE: Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Borough Council and Amey

• The Driving Force BTEC L2 Driving and Driver Education: Nottingham City Council

• Wasted Lives: Lancashire County Council

Partnership Scheme of the Year

• Deadly Mates: GoSafe

• Drive for Life: South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership

• Engage North West: Wirral Council

• Mega Drive: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Newport City Council and Torfaen County Borough Council

• Safe Drive Stay Alive: Surrey Fire and Rescue

• The Honest Truth: The Honest Truth Partnership

• Young Passengers and Drivers Project: Banbridge Policing and Community Safety Partnership

Young Driver Campaign of the Year

• Blazed and Wasted: Road Safety Analysis

• CarKraft: Northamptonshire Highways

• Kids in the Car: Road Safety Scotland

• Learn 2 Live:  Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership

• Speak Up: Kent County Council

• The Fatal Four Roadshow: Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

• The Honest Truth: The Honest Truth Partnership


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