David Gallagher is IAM RoadSmart’s younger driver ambassador for 2017/18.
23-year-old David won IAM RoadSmart’s ‘Get Into The Driving Seat’ competition, which culminated with an interview by a panel including the former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell CBE.
The one-year internship, which commenced in September 2017, sees David take on a variety of responsibilities including lobbying for change within IAM RoadSmart.
He is also visiting schools and colleges and working with the charity’s 200 plus groups throughout the UK in a bid to attract younger drivers to IAM RoadSmart.
David learnt to drive ‘unofficially’ at the age of 11 years on private land and confesses to being into ‘anything with an engine’ including ride-on lawnmowers!
After passing his driving test first time at the age of 17 years, David became involved in his local IAM RoadSmart group in Wolverhampton, quickly becoming its young driver representative. He also took the Advanced Driving Test and achieved a first standard.
Presentation: Being an IAM RoadSmart ambassador and changing perceptions
David will talk about his role as a young driver ambassador and how he is utilising a unique approach to bring IAM RoadSmart to younger generations, and help change perceptions around advanced driving.