Road Safety - Education

Road Safety Advice for Young Drivers, Passengers & Pre-Drivers

Megadrive is a pre driver training programme delivered to 16 to 18 year old students who may be planning on sitting their practical driving test in the not too distant future and may not be aware of all the potential hazards that come with driving on British roads.

The scheme is organised by the Blaenau Gwent Road Safety Team and funded via a road safety grant from the Welsh Government. 

For some students it could be there first experience of driving a car and this course  will allows them the confidence to get behind the wheel and give serious consideration to learning to drive.

What happens at Mega Drive?

Students participating in Mega Drive visit "interactive workstations" where they learn vital information on driving related topics. 

These include:

  • hazard awareness 
  • crash causation 
  • effects and consequences on the fatal five
    • drink driving
    • drug driving
    • speeding
    • using a mobile phone and driving
    • dangers of not wearing a seatbelt.
  • what to do at the scene of a crash 
  • practical driving session with an Approved Driving Instructor

These workstations are delivered by a variety of organisations such as:

  • Heddlu Gwent Police 
  • South Wales Fire and Rescue
  • Approved Driving Instructors
  • Blaenau Gwent Road Safety Team and local authority partners

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Contact Information

Traffic Safety Officers
Civic Centre,
Ebbw Vale,
NP23 6XB

Tel: 01495 355378