AMZS together with project partners designed a theoretical and practical contest for young drivers up to 24 years old. This target group is less experienced and the idea was to challenge them, give them a way to refresh their knowledge and find out if they possess the wisdom and skills to be named “best young driver”. AMZS also wants to encourage young people to reflect on the most important topics associated with safe road users.
Competition will be presented in three phases, with online selection contest (theoretical questionnaire), semi-final practical contests and final practical contest where skills of finalists will be rated. Online questionnaire as well as the practical skill tasks will include more than just traffic rules, but also questions in regard to how well do the competitors know their vehicle, their knowledge of performing first aid, knowing road safety and similar topics. AMZS closely cooperated with Red Cross of Slovenia, Traffic Police and driving instructors in preparing questions and tasks. Among other stakeholders, corresponding ministries are involved. Team of AMZS experts in road safety, mechanics, driving instructor, PR and marketing and other experts will be established. The events will take place at AMZS Safe driving canter at Vransko. At this moment, the theoretical part of the contest is nearly finalized, in further steps the 100 contestants with best scores will be divided into groups of 10 and invited to Safe driving center for practical semi-final test. Practical semi-final contests will take place in May-June 2017. Winning 10 semifinalists will participate in the final contest, they all will be nominated as “ambassadors of safe driving”. Promotion of safe driving will be done at several events intended for young people until the end of 2017. Final event will declare winner, the best young driver in Slovenia.