Young driver safety course wins FirstCar Road Safety Awards

21 April 2015
Picture of young driver safety course awards.

A young driver safety course run in Central Bedfordshire and Luton has won the ‘Education and Training Initiative of the Year’ category at the FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards.

The MORE courses are organised by Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Borough Council and Amey, to offer young drivers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills as part of an initiative designed to reduce road casualties.

Alex Constantinides, Head of Engineering and Street Services at Luton Borough Council said: “We’ve run the MORE courses for the last couple of years, and are pleased that they’ve been so popular locally and always receive good feedback from attendees".  

Marcel Coiffait, Director of Community Services, Central Bedfordshire Council, added: "To win this award is a fantastic achievement and a great recognition of not only the hard work of all those involved, but also the success of the courses and the impact they have on those who attend.”

The FirstCar Awards win follows previous award success for the MORE courses, which also won the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

Two different MORE courses are available dependent on the age of the attendee.

MORE 16 is designed to give 16-year-olds their first experience of driving. For parents who attend, a high-speed passenger ride with a professional Millbrook driver is available, and advice is also given about choosing a driving instructor and how to help teenagers when practising.

MORE Drive is aimed at 17 to 30-year-olds who have already passed their driving test, and offers the chance to drive on a skid pan and experience ABS braking systems, as well as practising emergency stops at speed to demonstrate carrying stopping distances.

The courses are free to attend and next due to take place at Millbrook Proving Ground on Sunday 14 June. Both courses run for half a day, with workshops covering driving skills, maintenance, distractions and safety run by the local authorities, Amey, Bedfordshire Police and Three Shires Driving School. For more information, email