Free resources to make students safer drivers
23 Nov 2011
A non-profit organisation is offering schools and colleges free software and resources to help them teach 16 and 17 year olds how to drive safely.
The organisation, a2omcic (pronounced 'atomkick') www.a2omcic.org/ was set up by a group of mothers with the aim of making young people better and safer drivers.
They say the need is great since young drivers are 'the most vulnerable of road users' and last year caused over 45,000 crashes in the UK. More than half of these resulted in injury. Around 1 in 5 young drivers will have a crash in their first year.
So a2omcic is marking road safety week by offering the software and resources (plus free tutorials for teaching staff) to schools and colleges. The brain-training software is called DriveiQ.
Sarah Rowley, the organisaton's CEO, says the programme is starting in the south-east of England but will eventually be rolled out nationwide. She says every school they have visited has taken on the programme, usually delivering it in PSHE time.
For more on the programme: www.driveiq.co.uk/