The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust

The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust has been delivering pre-licence driver training since 1976 reaching well over 5000 novice drivers.

Rooting its work in Roadcraft, The Trust has developed a proprietary tuition methodology which develops technical skill, driving theory knowledge and attitudes and behaviours in parallel with progress depending on a synthesis of all three. Cognitive load is built up over time developing highly skilled new drivers with substantially greater observation skills and awareness of road risks and how to mitigate them.

The Trust Pathfinder Initiative, endorsed, sponsored and supported by Gloucestershire OPCC, West Mercia OPCC, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue, Safer Roads Humber and DHL was established in 2008 to deliver an intensive development experience to rising 17’s. Participants in that initiative display a 1 in 19 risk of a reportable incident in their first 12 months as licensed drivers comparing favourably with their peer group record of around 1 in 4.5 (DfT Stats).

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