What a year it has been!
Update for 2013:
As 2013 draws to a close it’s a good time to look back over the past 12 months and reflect on the achievements of The Honest Truth. The main developments have been around the number of other partnerships around the country that have heard about the project and decided to become involved. Swindon and Wiltshire were the first new area that the team delivered into and they have taken the project on with great enthusiasm working with an increasing number of ADI’s across their areas.
Staffordshire then came on board and The Honest Truth was successfully delivered into their area with equal passion and enthusiasm. The team have also presented to numerous other partnerships around the UK and a significant number of these are arranging to deliver the project into their respective areas.
By the time you read this both Cumbria and Nottinghamshire will have delivered to their first groups of ADI’s as well as several events where the team are working with the AA and BSM to deliver to ADI’s within both of their driving schools.
As a result of feedback from partners and ADI’s we have also developed two new messages around ‘Fatigue’ and ‘Vulnerable Road Users’ that are in the process of being incorporated into the resources. For those who have existing resource packs we’ll send you inserts to go with them.
The project has recently started working with Exeter Airport and a set of travel specific messages have been developed to promote road safety amongst those returning from holiday. This is great development as it enables us to promote road safety to a wider community as while the messages have been designed for new and young drivers they are relevant to all of us who use the roads.
The New Year will see the project working with some new areas including Northern Ireland as well as continuing to work with existing areas to make sure that they have the support they need to make this project even better.
On behalf of the project team and all those who have been involved in The Honest Truth this year, in particular all the ADI’s who have signed up to deliver The Honest Truth to the most vulnerable on our roads, we would like to thank you all for your support and involvement and look forward to continuing that work in 2014.
We wish each and every one of you a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year. Don’t forget ‘The Honest Truth’ about safer driving especially across this festive period and remember small changes really do save lives.
The Honest Truth Team