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Award winning Cambs Drive iQ comes to CSF

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5th March 2019

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety came to Comberton Sixth Form on Monday 4th March 2019 so that students could experience the launch of a new scheme designed at reducing deaths and injuries on the road (each student was involved for one lesson in the morning, with timetabled lessons continuing as normal). This involved the Police bringing real vehicles that have been involved in accidents with young drivers to the site to form part of the education experience for our students. It was very thought provoking when you see some of these real cases.

Cambs Drive iQ is designed to reduce the number of people being harmed in road collisions, especially amongst young car occupants. Unfortunately research shows that a high proportion of young drivers will have a crash within the first year of passing their test. We are working with the CPRSP to make this less likely.

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Following this visit, students will be requested to complete Cambs Drive iQ; an award winning, online programme. It has been localised to the needs of Cambridgeshire young adults and it is tailored to what they need (what evidence from collisions tells us).  It is hoped that they will complete 8 compulsory modules (5 further units are optional), themes to include distractions, alcohol and drugs, seatbelts, thrill seeking, eye scanning and perception. Each module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Students will receive a certificate upon the completion of the course which is signed by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner which can be signposted in any future University or employment application/portfolio. In addition to the safety and credibility benefits, Cambs Drive iQ will help students prepare for both their theory and practical driving tests and for travelling with friends.

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