Learn Safe. Drive Safe. Stay Safe.

by Learn Safe. in East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom

Learn Safe. Drive Safe. Stay Safe.
We did it
On 5th January 2020 we successfully raised £15 with 2 supporters in 28 days

The aim is to raise awareness and standards of learning to drive safely, leading to reducing the number of deaths and injuries on our roads.

by Learn Safe. in East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom

Get Involved & Save Lives.

Learn Safe. Drive Safe. Stay Safe.

How many deaths or serious injuries would it take before you'd take action to help make a difference?

Since 2015, 7,099 people have died and 96,563 seriously injured - in road traffic accidents in the UK.

I'm an approved driving instructor (ADI) and I currently spend my days teaching students of all ages and backgrounds to become safe drivers who are therefore well prepared to deal with the many challenges that our roads may pose them - a consequence of learning to drive safely is that these students are also well prepared to sit and pass their practical driving test.

My motivation for this campaign is to raise awareness and standards of safer driving in order to reduce the appalling statistics of death and serious injuries on a yearly basis - over 1,700 deaths annually.

These images are not pleasant to look at - but they are real - an all too common occurrence on our roads. People lost their lives in these accidents and both were caused by driver error.

Learn Safe. Drive Safe. Stay Safe.

The campaign will target ALL drivers - learner, newly qualified AND experienced drivers to improve and develop their driving skills to a safer level. By specifically targeting particular age groups and demographics we can and will make a difference.

All donations received will initially be spent on producing, publishing and distributing campaign literature, marketing and advertising and developing the website www.learnsafe.me.uk 

Stage 1 -  marketing and advertising to individuals, schools and local authorities to get involved.

Stage 2 - create a network of fellow driving instructors to promote and expand the campaign nationwide.

Stage 3 - Education Days, an ADI will visit schools, colleges, community groups etc to present to groups of students/people to pass on information, advise and help with getting started on their journey to becoming a safe driver for life.

Stage 4 - Introduction to Driving Days, this will be specifically focused at people currently disadvantaged in learning to drive through medical conditions, cost and lack of opportunity. People who have perhaps never thought it possible to gain a driving licence. These days will involve several ADI's on hand to give students the opportunity to drive for the first time in a safe and controlled environment.

This is of particular importance to me personally. I have taught many students with Autism, Asperger, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy and Diabetes - the sense of achievement for these students when they pass their driving test is incredible and so rewarding and beneficial to the individual and improves their perception of themselves hugely.  

Summary

I'm absolutely passionate about developing this campaign to be successful and sincerely hope that after reading this proposal you too will have a desire to be involved and together we can start to make a difference.

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