Pre-driver theatre and workshop education research (PdTWER) – key findings from a three-year programme of research

This programme of research was commissioned in response to interest from the road safety community about how to deliver interventions that contribute towards safer driving among young drivers.

The research has been funded by the RAC Foundation, the Road Safety Trust, National Fire Chiefs Council, Road Safety GB and Kent Fire & Rescue Services.

The purpose of the research, which will be completed before the end of 2022, is to establish the best way to use pre-driver theatre and workshop education to support young and novice driver safety.

This presentation will give an overview of the research, before going on to outline some key recommendations for the road safety sector.

Elizabeth Box, Research Director, RAC Foundation

Elizabeth Box is Research Director at the RAC Foundation, a transport policy and research organisation which explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues related to roads and their users in the UK.

Elizabeth sits on a wide variety of government and industry expert panels and is actively involved in national level research and policy development.

A transport planner by training, Elizabeth is an accomplished research programme and trials manager who is currently conducting doctoral research work at Cranfield University where she is specialising in developing and trialling theoretically based road safety interventions.