FirstCar has issued a reminder to road safety teams that the deadline for entries to the 2016 Young Driver Awards is 12 February.
Sponsored by Road Safety Support (RSS), the awards will be presented at the Young Driver Focus event in London on 20 April 2016.
The FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards were created to recognise the work of road safety professionals in seeking to reduce casualties among young drivers. The three awards categories in 2015 – the first year the awards ran – attracted more than 60 entries.
For 2016, there are six awards categories: Best Education and Training Initiative; Partnership Scheme; Young Driver Campaign; New Scheme; Sustainable Intervention; and Private Sector Initiative.
For all categories the judges will be looking for schemes with clear and measurable aims and objectives, and for evidence of evaluation.
Speaking at the launch of the 2016 awards on 5 January, James Evans, founder of FirstCar, said: “We were delighted with the success of our inaugural awards and are keen to develop them in 2016 to recognise all the hard work that goes on in this sector, often unrewarded.
“We’ve introduced three additional categories for 2016, for new schemes, sustainable initiatives and another specifically for schemes from private sector organisations. The latter has been introduced in recognition of the excellent work in the private sector to try and improve the safety of young drivers.”
Entries need to be submitted by 12 February and the shortlist will be announced week commencing 22 February. The awards will be presented at Young Driver Focus 2016, which is being held at the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), Pall Mall in London on 20 April 2016.