European Driver Education in Road Safety
Improving traffic safety and reducing crashes and resulting deaths and injuries is a fundamental objective of the E-DRIVERS project. It aims to address the high levels of young driver risk by taking into account some of the highly complex root causes of the problem, which include inexperience, age, gender, physiological and emotional development, personality, social norms and individuals’ socio-economic circumstances. The E-DRIVERS project will address risky behaviors of young drivers and pre-drivers through needs analysis, peer-to-peer learning and training programmes.
E-DRIVERS will develop a learner education and training programme using e-learning and new technologies (e-platform and I-phone application). It will also provide training for interventionists such as teachers, trainers, youth workers, probation officers- people who are not road safety experts but have direct access to the target group. Three international training events will pilot and test the trainers program, preparing the interventionists to deliver the learner training programme. E-Drivers will produce a guide handbook, as repository of learning resources and a Handbook of Good Practices addressed to policy makers and those responsible for road safety, community safety, police and justice systems at local and regional level.