Local driving instructors can now book onto the Engage Driving Instructor Seminar and join the Engage scheme – a joint initiative between Cheshire and Merseyside Road Safety Partnerships – which equips young learners with the skills and knowledge to be smarter drivers.
The aim of the scheme is to reduce the number of people involved in collisions and help put safer drivers on our roads by incorporating special learning modules, as part of normal driving lessons, to fill in the gaps in the current driving test.
Driving Instructors are invited to join the Engage Driving Instructor Seminar on Thursday 27 February 2020 which provides an opportunity for driving instructors from Cheshire, Merseyside and across the UK to meet, learn and exchange ideas.
Attendees will also listen to talks from leading industry and marketing experts including Mike Jones, of the DVSA Enforcement Team and Lynne Barrie, ADI Trainer & Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council Chairperson.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development at Knowsley Council said:
This is a great scheme with a noble aim. Giving the next generation of road users the necessary knowledge and skills to become safer drivers is bound to have a positive impact on the number of avoidable road-related casualties across our region. Not only is this great for young drivers but it also creates a forum for Driving Instructors to come together, share best practice and get vital peer-to-peer support.
Engage instructors receive ongoing training and support to educate learner drivers about issues such as fatigue, peer pressure, basic maintenance, drink and drug driving as well as speed and distraction. All issues that, by being addressed, can help to reduce driving related casualties.
The seminar takes place on Thursday 27 February 2020, 9am – 4pm, at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port, CH66 2AL. Tickets for the seminar cost £50 and advanced booking is essential. The ticket price includes the Engage Driving Scheme registration fee for 2020, both for current members and instructors wishing to join the scheme.
Engage is funded by Cheshire West and Chester Community Safety Partnership and the National Lottery Community Fund.