Module Close To aims to confront young novice drivers with severe road accidents through discussions with young drivers responsible for road traffic accidents.
These sessions are to be integrated into driving education programmes. The idea is taken from drug and AIDS prevention programmes and has become known as the "peer-education" method in which "equals relate to equals". In our case it is young novice drivers who are confronted with severe road accidents by young drivers who have caused these accidents. This team of young traffic accident offenders will be integrated in the theory part of the specific driving education programme.
- Developing a new practical teaching unit for driving education;
- Effecting a change of mind of young drivers ready to take risks;
- Reducing the number of accidents in this age group.
During a demonstration phase which lasts for several months, young traffic accident offenders are selected by the courts. They are then trained so as to be able to effectively confront beginning drivers with their personal experience (as Ambassadors for Traffic Safety). These ambassadors will develop their own personal presentation for the driving schools in a participative process.