October 19, 2010 12.34 pm This story is over 157 months old

2Fast2Soon campaign recognised globally

Winners: A road safety campaign has been recognised globally in a recent award ceremony.

Lincolnshire Roas Safety Partnership (LRSP) have won a Royal Award for their young driver initiative, 2Fast2Soon.

The LRSP won the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for Education and Training award, and received it October 19.

The LRSP will also meet HRH Prince Michael GCVO at a Gala dinner in London, held in December.

2Fast2Soon was set up to help stop drivers ages 17-24 driving unsafely and causing accidents, and have seen a 50% fall in road deaths among the range since meeting 5,000 young drivers.

When 2Fast2Soon visit, they start with a realistic drama of a road accident based on real events, followed by a workshop to back up the message.

They also receive lessons from experienced trainers on how to drive in different conditions, and how to control and prevent skids.

Receiving the award will be Greville Burgess, LRSP Principle Road Safety Officer and 2fast2soon producer.

He said: “It is both and honour and a privilege to receive this award on behalf of the Road Safety Partnership and I am particularly grateful to everyone who has been involved in this programme”.

Making the presentation is Sean Cusack, Group Health & Safety Director for sponsor Wincanton, and said: “The 2fast2soon programme is a high calibre road safety innovation.

“The judging panel was impressed with the approach taken, and we fully endorse the Partnership’s aim to reduce the number of young people killed and seriously injured on Lincolnshire’s roads.”

The Royal Awards are presented annually to innovative groups across the world and celebrate achievements made in road safety.

For those interested in going to a 2Fast2Soon session, there are two events happening at the Terry O’Toole Theatre next month.

Source: Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership