Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl helps young people stay safe on the roads
YOUNG drivers in Gloucestershire are to be made safer thanks a to £30,000 grant from newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl.
The Gloucestershire Pathfinder Project aims to drive down the amount of young people being hurt or killed on the county’s roads and is benefiting from the grant from the Commissioner’s Fund.
Commissioner Surl said statistics had shown one in three people killed or seriously injured in crashed are under 25 and more than a quarter of 17 to 19-year-olds crash within a year of passing their test.
“That would suggest that the way most young people learn to drive fails to provide them with the skills they need to survive the most dangerous year of their lives,” he said.
“The Pathfinder Project is designed to address that problem”.
The funding will allow up to 100 students to be educated on road safety.
The Commissioner’s Fund is a pot of money to be used to support a wide range of projects, many of which have seen their funding cut by central government.
Any public sector, voluntary or community organisation in Gloucestershire can apply for funding as long as they are working towards helping bring down crime or support safety in the county.
To apply for an application form for funding from the Commissioner’s Fund email email@example.com