Drive 2U is a Driver Training Centre whose primary interests lie in road safety. With 12 cars we teach Learners, Advanced drivers, Driving Instructors and Corporate drivers. We also provide workshops and seminars on road safety, and work alongside local councils, schools, colleges and universities.
As part of our commitment to the European Road Safety Charter and our commitment to improve road safety in the United Kingdom Drive 2U commits to the following within the next three years:
1. All our present and future instructors will be taught to include the extra subject areas within their lesson structure. Efforts will be made to move other companies in the same direction. We will also offer a refresher course to all of our students, once they have passed their test. The refresher is at the six month period and is there to monitor and advice.
2. Working with local councils and education authorities we will present road safety workshops to local schools and colleges. As a result younger people will become much more aware. By using Information Technology such as Driving Simulators, Brake Simulators and computer programs, the younger students will become much more involved. By making the session's fun and interactive they will be retaining much more information.
4. With regards to insurance costs, we will continue to work with a company that uses technology to monitor new drivers. By working on the information supplied, we can mentor the students and improve their driving. This improvement will be picked up by the technology, passed to the insurance company, and their premiums reduced. The premium will be based on driving ability, not simply age.
If all young drivers are rewarded for driving well and as a result their premiums reduced, more young drivers will be insured, not only protecting themselves, but also other road uses.
We use technology as part of our everyday work, Simulators, Computers, and Digital Cameras in cars, Vehicle Monitoring Units and even PowerPoint classroom presentations all help when teaching a generation that lives on technology. One aim is to bring the driver training industry into the 21st century.