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Boasting tutors from various backgrounds, including motor racing and advanced driving instruction, CarKraft has become an award-winning road safety initiative. The course was designed with a view to reducing the number of drivers killed or seriously injured (KSI) as a result of car accidents in the Northamptonshire and surrounding areas.
Since the driver improvement scheme was established in 2001, over 3,000 young drivers have benefited from the wealth of knowledge and experience at their disposal. Based in Northamptonshire, the county actually saw the lowest number of KSIs recorded, during the year of 2011.
In 2012, CarKraft noticed a niche in the market, with regard to providing additional training and education for already qualified or older drivers. Since branching out to older and licenced drivers, a further 200 have embarked upon the sessions.
Operating at the state of the art purpose built facilities at Silverstone, the course offers an enthralling mix of workshops taking in educational tutorial sessions, with hands-on experience on simulated, adverse road conditions.
Driving research expert, Dr Julie Gandolfi, carried out a full and independent evaluation of the courses, with her findings subsequently being published by the Department for Transport as part of a best practice study.
To summarise her conclusions:-
Participants displayed improved attitudes to unsafe behaviours including speeding, drink driving, close following, thrill seeking, mobile phone use, overconfidence and aggression. Female participants displayed a greater degree of attitude change than males. These findings indicate that catching young road users prior to full-scale independent driving brought about the greatest improvements in attitudes.
It is with these changes in driver awareness, education and attitude in mind that we, here at Adrian Flux are proud to have sponsored the CarKraft initiative for a number of years, providing insurance cover for all of the cars and users whilst under tuition at the test centre.
Statistically, 1 in 5 new drivers – regardless of age – will have an accident within 6 months of passing their test (Source; brake.org.uk). However, with the education and insight that it provides, Adrian Flux are happy to place a markedly increased confidence in the skills of new drivers who have completed this course.
In fact, so much so, that all drivers that complete the CarKraft initiative are entitled to a £50 voucher, that can be redeemed against any car insurance policy at Adrian Flux.
For more information on the exceptional courses on offer, please go to www.carkraft.info or call 01604 346606.
Adrian Flux offer great rates for new drivers insurance with discounts available for a range of advanced driving qualifications. We also offer special learner driver insurance for those who want a bit more practice before their test. Call 0800 369 8590 for a no-obligation quote.