was established in 2001 and was officially launched, in March 2004 at the House of Lords. The first commercial research programme conducted by the DERF was ;

  • Research into the safety aspects of dual-controlled vehicles used on driving tests; and on professional driving lessons.
  • Since then other programmes have included:
  • A History of Driver Education in the UK 1900-2000
  • A Practical View of Advanced Driver Education
  • Strategic Approach to Continuous Professional Development in Driver Education
  • Speed Cameras & Road Safety
  • The Effectiveness - or otherwise - of Excessive Road Signage on Driver Safety
  • A Comparison of Separate Hazard Perception Training and Testing Methods; for Novice and Experienced Drivers
  • A Constructive Approach towards the Production of all levels of University Qualifications in Driving Instruction
  • Transference of Car Driving Observation Skills to the Requirements of Railway Engine Drivers

Can Parents choose what happens next ?

Are your teenage children safe after passing their driving test?
How few lessons did they take to pass their test?
Would you have paid for four or more lessons to keep them safe?
Did you know that those extra lessons could save their lives?

The DEFENSIVE DRIVERS PLEDGE COULD KEEP THEM SAFE!Drivers under the age of 22 are more than four times more likely to kill themselves and their friends (and strangers) than more mature drivers!... More