Get into gear – Enter by Friday 21st February to win a year of free driving
Ireland’s youngest motorists only have until Friday 21st February to be in with a chance of winning the title of ‘Ireland’s Safest Young Driver’ and a year of free driving.
As part of a major nationwide initiative aimed at raising road safety awareness among younger drivers, and demonstrating how new technology can help, more than 60 drivers aged between 17 and 21 from every county in Ireland will have their driving skills put to the test in a 10-week challenge.
Those young drivers shortlisted for the final will have their vehicles fitted with the very latest in-car, ‘black box’ technology which will monitor their driving skills. Using the Ingenium Dynamics award-winning driver behaviour management system which records every driving moment, the task of determining the overall winner will be easy.
Organised by leading accident services provider CRASH and supported by Hooper Dolan Insurance Group, the young driver with the best overall driving score will win a total prize fund worth €4,000 to help keep them driving over the next full year.
This includes up to €1,500 towards insurance, €1,500 towards fuel costs and €1,000 towards other motoring costs.
Tony McKeown, Sales and Marketing Director at CRASH, which is supplying the technology to be installed in all 64 vehicles to be used in the competition, said:
“Research clearly shows that new, younger drivers are most at risk on the country’s roads – particularly those who have passed their test and are starting to build up their experience and confidence.
“Despite progress, the number of road deaths and injuries recorded on Irish roads remains stubbornly and tragically high – particularly among our young – and my hope is that this competition, using the very latest, approved, award-winning technology, will significantly increase road safety awareness among this key demographic.
Mayo GAA star and first time driver, Cillian O’Connor, who has put his weight behind the competition, is calling on every young driver between the ages of 17 and 21 to visit www.ingeniumdynamics.ie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Freephone 01 524 5004 to register their interest.
“Every single death or injury causes untold pain and heartache for far more than the person directly involved which is why we are encouraging as many young people as we can to get involved. We want every county to be represented, so please apply now to be in with a chance.”
The competition is open to eligible young drivers aged between 17 and 21 who meet the required qualifying criteria and have their online applications returned by the closing date of Friday 21st February 2014.
20th February, 2014