Safer Journeys to School
Young Drivers - Southend Roadster - Instructional Education Scheme
Statistics show that drivers are most at risk of having an accident in the first 2 years or so after they pass their test. One in five newly qualified drivers has a crash of some description within a year.
With this in mind, our Road Safety Team have launched Southend Roadster.
Southend Roadster is a scheme aimed at young drivers and soon-to-be drivers aged 16 to 17 years. It is a day long event which gives potential young drivers the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities highlighting the risks and responsibilities of driving.
Local schools and colleges are invited to book their sixth form students in for a full day of activities where they will take part in various practical experiences of road safety. Hazard perception, peer pressure, drink driving, seat belts and legal issues are among the topics that will be addressed. They also have the opportunity to drive a car under the supervision of a qualified, professional driving instructor.
The Road Safety Team have teamed up with Essex Police, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, local driving schools, and other local agencies in order to improve tomorrow's drivers through the Southend Roadster.
For further details about Southend Roadster, please contact the Road Safety Team using the contact details on the right hand side of the page.
Last updated: 15th January 2013
Further pages in Safer Journeys to School
- Safer Journeys to School
- Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy (SMOTS)
- Safer and Sustainable Journeys to School - Interim Strategy
- Speed Watch Challenge - Feedback
- Introducing Ziggy
- A Day in the Life of Ziggy
- Ziggy's Travel Challenge
- Making Choices - School Travel Planning
- You are here Young Drivers
- Moving on Up - Year 6 Transition to Secondary School Presentation
- Ghost Street Programme – Year 8 Road Safety
- Mopeds and Scooters