As an Approved Driving Instructor, you’ll know that each year 688,000 people in the UK pass their driving test and join the highest risk road user group: newly qualified drivers. During the course of lessons, you will undoubtedly provide lots of practical information and advice about what will help them through the driving test and keep them from making many of the skill-based errors that could result in a collision. However, despite the driving test focusing on skill-based manoeuvres, the vast majority of collisions involving new and young drivers aren’t as a result of poor driving skill. What’s far more likely to lead to a collision is poor decision making and lack of understanding of the dangers faced by new drivers such as distractions, fatique and inappropriate speed.
As an ADI you have a unique opportunity to reach every new driver at a key point in their driving career – when they are still in the learning frame of mind and receptive to new information.
The Honest Truth is a road safety campaign that harnesses the power of your relationship with learners, by providing structured resources and guidance, helping you to quickly and easily deliver key road safety messages within the context of normal driving lessons. In short, The Honest Truth is the road safety plug-in for driving instructors.
As an ADI you will probably we under pressure from learners to get them through their tests as quickly and as cheaply as possible, so spending a lot of time on road safety education is not always an option. Therefore, we’ve put together a delivery system that ensures vital road safety education can be conveyed effectively, within just a few minutes per lesson.
We were delighted to be invited to attend the ‘Young Driver Focus’ event at the RAC Club in London on 1st May 2019. This gave us a fantastic opportunity to launch our new and improved range of educational materials for driving instructors relaying life saving road safety messages to learner drivers. Our Ambassador Sgt Olly …
A haulier, police problem solvers and a Police and Crime Commissioner have teamed up to launch a campaign
Alan has been an ADI since 2001, however driving has been a love and hobby for all of his life.
Ayub Khan is an Approved Driving Instructor working in Leeds and Bradford, West Yorkshire
Roger Tull is an independent ADI, working in and around Southampton. He has been a driving instructor for 16 years
Jerry Mitchell is a parent who spoke movingly at a Safe Drive, Stay Alive event in Dorset
I’ve been driving for just over three years now. Since I first started getting lessons I believed
Laura Neilson is a 23-year-old PDI (Potential Driving Instructor) in the Peterborough area
Exeter Marathon takes place on Sunday 19 May. The Honest Truth has five free places for this event.
This month we spoke with Nigel Slater from Kent. Nigel has been an ADI for over 12 years