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27 Sep 2012

4 Nominations for Safer Driving Scheme

A campaign being run in South Devon has been nominated for several awards for it’s pioneering scheme to teach young learner drivers road safety.

Around 350 driving instructors from Cornwall and Devon have signed up for the scheme and are using it to teach their learner drivers about the hazards associated with careless driving.

Formed in Devon in 2009 after a fatal accident involving 3 youngsters, The Honest Truth’s founders include Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council, South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership, Locke’s School of Motoring and Pepper’s School of Motoring.

The campaign revolves around eight key learning points arising from risks such as speeding, using mobile phones whilst driving, drink driving, driving whilst under the influence of drugs,  showing off, driving without the correct insurance, distractions and not wearing seatbelts. The driving instructors use the information, statistics and real life stories provided by The Honest Truth to get the message across to their learner drivers.