All ADIs understand the importance of providing road safety education to learner and pre drivers – but what is the best way to do this?

A new research project has been launched to answer that question, with a particular focus on theatre and workshop-based interventions.

The project will evaluate whether the content and format of these types of intervention can help pre-drivers develop effective strategies for coping with road related risk – and ultimately have an impact on future collision involvement.

Over the next three years, the project team will work with several road safety partnerships and fire and rescue services, who are currently delivering the schemes.

The research will compare ‘testimonial based interventions’ against ‘research based alternatives’ – with the aim of determining the most effective way to proceed going forward.

Jointly funded by Road Safety GB, the RAC Foundation, the National Fire Chiefs Council and Kent Fire and Rescue Service, the research is being conducted in response to interest from organisations who are delivering this type of intervention, as well as the wider road safety community.

Find out more here.