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Learner drivers have few collisions while they are under supervision. But, once they start to drive unsupervised their likelihood of crashing increases dramatically. Statistically one in five crash within a year of passing the test.

Xccelerate is run by the Bedford Borough Road Safety team with assistance from the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Up to 27 young people at a time attend a days training with personnel from all the partners and with input from local driving instructors. The concept of the day is to give pre-drivers a greater understanding of the core issues relating to their safety when driving. This is done by delivering a variety of workshops.

These workshops include practical driving ,presentations by the fire and police services as to the causes and consequences of bad driving and lots of advice and information to take away to help them stay safe on the road.

The workshops will relay the importance of attitude and behaviour, whilst highlighting choice, responsibility, peer pressure and respect.

All workshops will be interactive and adaptable with the emphasis on delegate participation.

Honest John Xccelerate July 2010

 

On the day there will be a number of workshops all relating to young driver attitudes and behaviour, driver awareness and driving experience.

At the end of the day the delegates will be more aware and knowledgeable of the risks they face once they start to drive.

 

The day is designed for young people over 16 but who have not yet reached their 17th birthday

The next date will appear here soon

Bedford Borough Council would like to thank The Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Three Shires Driving centre for their support which without the Xccelerate initiative could not take place

Bedford Borough Council Road Safety Team      

 telephone (01234) 228336

Email road.safety@bedford.gov.uk               

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