Streetlife Young Driver Education (S.L.Y.D.E.)
Welcome to S.L.Y.D.E where our mission statement is "Learn to drive with confidence". Together with our Instructors aims to teach young drivers safe driving skills and the education programme being offered, we believe that this is an experience that all young drivers should have an opportunity to be part of.
S.L.Y.D.E is the FIRST Young Driver Scheme to offer the complete package of education and Young Driving Skills for life. This learning experience is currently being offered for people in areas throughout Essex and with the unique complete package being offered, we have people travel from all over the country to attend these days.
WHY USE S.L.Y.D.E?
In 2013 we were very excited and extremely honoured to receive our FIRST National Award for the Michelin Road Safety Champions, this was awarded by the judges to S.L.Y.D.E after they were impressed with the commitment to helping young people stay safe on the roads. In 2014 we were notified we had been nominated for 'Best Driving Initiative' at the Golden L Fresh Awards, we were overwhelmed to be nominated, so to then attend the evening and walk away with the award, to say we were ecstatic was an understatement.
The team as a whole were very proud to accept both awards in the knowing that S.L.Y.D.E was now deservedly being recognised for its totally unique initiative and that the public, parents and young drivers also agreed.
During our time we have worked with the Essex County Council Road Safety Officers and have learnt the true figures of killed or seriously injured young drivers.
Young Drivers (17-25yrs) represent about 3% of all licence holders in this country but are involved in 25% of all Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI) collisions - source: drivingcasualtiesdown.org
Due to these alarming figures S.L.Y.D.E was created and has produced a Young Driver Programme that is totally unique to help educate drivers from a young age and help reduce these figures.
The team at S.L.Y.D.E are very passionate about wanting to drive these figures down. On top of teaching Young Drivers the driving skills for life, we have Emergency Response Services and local organisations come along to talk and educate everyone on all the aspects of driving. This is to teach under 17 drivers the extra skills and to give them the knowledge they will need to make their driving future a fun and safe place to be.