Young driver schemes recognised with awards

A host of road safety initiatives have been recognised at the 2017 First Car Young Driver Awardsceremony which took place this afternoon (26 April).

Now in its third year, the awards’ scheme recognises the efforts of road safety professionals to reduce casualties among young drivers.

Held as part of the 2017 Young Driver Focus event, the awards were presented in five categories: Best Education and Training Initiative; Partnership Scheme; Young Driver Campaign; New Scheme; and Private Sector Initiative.

The winners were decided by a carefully selected panel of judges with extensive industry experience. For all awards the judges looked for schemes with clear and measurable aims and objectives and for evidence of evaluation.

Gold, silver and bronze awards are awarded in each category, with the exception of Private Sector Initiative which has seen two schemes highly commended.

The 2017 awards were sponsored by Road Safety Support (RSS) and presented by James Evans, founder of FirstCar, and Mereddyd Hughes, chairman of RSS.

See all the 2017 award winners here…