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
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
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.
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
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
Bedford Borough Council Road Safety