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What an excellent programme and opportunity for young pre-and post-drivers. I thought the day was very well put together.

The driving event which I attended last Saturday was outstanding. I believe that giving young drivers the earliest opportunity to get behind the wheel under the best possible supervision is really important. And I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been able to drive having not done so for over 18 months. I really appreciate being accommodated so well without any fuss. And it's certainly helped my confidence so that when I do finally get my licence back in the spring once I have passed the medical threshold I know that I can still drive ok.

It was very good thank you! Found it extremely helpful especially the skid plane part. I also went out driving with a police officer in the car which was interesting but he gave me lots of helpful pointers on ways to improve my driving. Thank you again for organising a separate spot for me I appreciate it.

The scheme is aimed at young qualified drivers aged 17 to 30 and young non-drivers aged 15 years or over. This allows us to run two events simultaneously and provides invaluable, potentially lifesaving skills.

The courses are tailored specifically to impart a dynamic mix of workshops and driving challenges, set within the inspirational British Grand Prix venue and the home of British Motor Racing - Silverstone Circuit.

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Over 15,000 drivers have benefited since the CarKraft Driver Improvement Scheme was first introduced in 2001. This high volume scheme continues to be hugely popular and regularly over-subscribed.

Road user behaviour is responsible for or a major factor in 95% of collisions. We are therefore committed to delivering a life-long learning process for drivers in order to establish a road safety mindset.  

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A full and independent evaluation published by the Department for Transport as part of a best practice study concluded that:

"Catching young road users prior to full-scale independent driving brought about the greatest improvements in attitudes"

Dr Julie Gandolfi - driving research expert

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National Awards

  • CarKraft Introduced

  • Institute of Advance Motorists Award (now IAM Road Smart)

  • Public Finance Partnership Awards

  • Prince Michael International Road Safety Award: Highly Commended

    CarKraft showcased at the Global Road Safety Conference, Brussels: Best Practice Young Driver intervention

  • First Car Young Driver Road Safety Award

  • CILT Awards: Vulnerable Road Users Safety category runner up

    CIHT Awards: Road Safety Award runner up

  • Highways Magazine Awards: Road Safety Scheme of the Year Finalist

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Waiting List

Register your interest for the 2024 events and we will contact you when dates are released.

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Qualified Drivers

A person who has passed their practical driving test and holds a full UK licence or equivalent national licence.

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Young Non-Drivers

A person who does not hold a full or provisional driving licence and must be 15yrs +

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