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New Driver Safe Motoring Campaign 2023/24 Official Launch

By 3rd October 2023March 4th, 2024News
New Driver Launch - JMK

New Driver Safe Motoring Campaign 2023/24 Official Launch with over £4,000 in prizes to be won!

New Driver Safety Ambassadors officially launched their Safe Motoring campaign, at Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School, for the academic year 2023/2024.

Each year, New Driver Safety Ambassador Limited visits students in schools to deliver a safe motoring presentation with the aim to educate all new drivers and passengers on making safe motoring decisions. All participants are also given a free New Driver NI magazine packed with everything from getting on the road to staying safe once there and they have a chance of winning up to £4,000 by signing the New Driver pledge.

The New Driver pledge is an initiative which aims to make the roads of Northern Ireland a safer place for everyone and includes the following 5 rules.

  1. Respect the Speed Limit!
  2. No Mobile While Mobile!
  3. Never Drive When Tired!
  4. Not a Drop, Not a Drag!
  5. Belt Up, Front & Back!

Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School invited New Driver Safety Ambassadors to the school to present to their Year 13 students on the importance of staying safe on the road. The talk covers all elements of safe motoring including learning to drive, buying a car, insurance, looking after your vehicle and staying safe on the road both as a passenger and a driver.

Mr Grogan, Head of Year 13 from Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School, Newry, commented, “We value the importance of our student’s wellbeing and see New Driver NI as an integral part of helping our young sixth form students learn about the importance of driver safety.”

Emma Duffy at New Driver Safety Ambassadors commented “The programme has been run for over eight years now and is growing each year.  Feedback from both schools, teachers and students is very positive and making the New Driver pledge is a commitment to being as safe as possible on the roads.”

“Too many young people are still losing their lives or being seriously injured on the roads across Northern Ireland.  We want to see these figures reduce every year.  We have set an ambitious target to get 10,000 pledges this year and students have the chance to win over £4,000 in cash prizes by doing so!”

Maurece Hutchinson, Managing Director at JMK Solicitors said “We’re thrilled to continue our support for New Driver Safety Ambassadors this year. As a legal firm focused on personal injury cases, many of which involve road accidents, we believe it’s crucial to teach young drivers about safe driving as they start their journey behind the wheel. New Driver offers excellent guidance and support, helping new drivers from their first steps on the road to handling various situations and weather conditions.”

The programme is completely free for schools as funding is provided by corporate sponsors including, CRASH Services, JMK Solicitors, Hankook Tyres, AB&C Insurance, and DriveTech UK, and support from eight of the local Policing and Community Safety Partnerships, including Newry Mourne and Down PCSP. New Driver NI also work extremely closely with the Department for Infrastructure in their Share the Road to Zero campaign.

JMK Solicitors are Northern Ireland’s Number 1 Personal Injury Specialists. With a team of over 100 people including a team of personal injury solicitors, we assist clients all over Northern Ireland. If you have suffered a personal injury, been in a road traffic accident, or had an accident at work, contact our team for a free consultation.

Call us today on 028 9032 0222 or email us law@jmksolicitors.com

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