Young drivers in road safety focus

Young drivers in Leinster are being urged to sign up to take part in a major road safety challenge which could earn one of them the title of ‘Ireland’s Safest Young Driver’ and the chance to drive free for a year.

Young drivers in Leinster are being urged to sign up to take part in a major road safety challenge which could earn one of them the title of ‘Ireland’s Safest Young Driver’ and the chance to drive free for a year.

The competition, which will put the driving skills of more than 60 young drivers from across Ireland to the test using innovative in-car ‘black box’ technology, is organised by leading accident services provider CRASH and supported by the Hooper Dolan Insurance Group.

Young drivers aged between 17 and 21 who make it to the shortlist – which will include young men and women from every county in Ireland – will have their vehicles fitted with Ingenium Dynamics.

This is an an award-winning driver behaviour management system which will monitor and help to improve their driving habits over a 10-week period.

It is part of a wider campaign to promote road safety awareness.

The young driver with the best overall driving score will win a total prize fund worth €4,000 to help keep them driving over the next full year.

This includes €1,500 towards insurance, €1,500 towards fuel costs and €1,000 towards other motoring costs.

Each provincial winner will also receive €500 towards motoring costs.

The competition is open to eligible young drivers aged between 17 and 21 .

They will have to meet the required qualifying criteria and have their online applications returned by the closing date of Friday 21st February 2014.