The Spotlight on Our Road Safety Projects
How’s My Driving? is a company that is trying to reduce accidents on the roads through its sticker safety service. A proportion of our profits are reinvested back into national road safety projects, allowing them to fund a variety of wonderful worldwide initiatives that really make a difference to the aim of a safer road space for all.
BATTLING SUICIDE BUS TOUR
For the past 24 months, How’s My Driving? have been supporting the Driving Better Mental Health Campaign in Logistics; a nationwide tour of the Battling Suicide Bus encouraging people to play a short game of 5asideCHESS as a way of reaching out to combat loneliness and isolation. The game can be played at whilst wearing a face covering and at a safe distance. Recognising the link between the increasing isolation of professional driving and mental health is the first step in prevention.
THE RAISE CHESS ACADEMY
Josh, a 20-year old refugee from the Congo who is now living in Nakivale, a refugee camp in Uganda which is home to more than 120,000 displaced people from war torn countries. Josh is just one of 5asideCHESS game changers. When his father died last year, he found that playing chess helped him deal with his grief and so he set up the Raise Chess Academy to help refugees overcome trauma, build resilience and learn a common language. How’s My Driving members funded 120 5asideCHESS chess sets to be sent to the camp last year and since then Josh has introduced a structured programme for around 100 children. He holds two classes a day on Wednesdays and Thursday with a fun programme on Saturdays. Each lesson starts with a class discussion on a topic such as patience, confidence, empathy, humility and more. Josh is a game changer, and he inspires us to do better. His actions are teaching how you can change the world, one chess game at a time.
THE VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECT
We purchased 6 virtual reality headsets to support the delivery of road safety messages to young drivers, in a more realistic way than ever before. These headsets have been used in 15 schools across the country, educating thousands of young people on the importance of road safety, seen through 'real life' situations.
SAFE DRIVE STAY ALIVE PROJECT
The safe drive stay alive roadshow present powerful first-hand testimonies of the devastation and tragedy caused by road traffic accidents.
The stage production, delivered by the emergency services and road accident victims, has been watched by over 4,000 young people in 2017.
THE WALKING SCHOOL BUS PROJECT
In 2017 we funded a fully staffed walking school bus, teaching young children essential road safety knowledge to equip them with the skills to walk to school independently, in complete safety.
This community project also raised awareness of road safety and eased congestion and traffic in the local area.
Over 70 Southwark schools took part in
the programme, which ensured the safe journey of a number of young pupils both to and from school.
How’s My Driving? provided the funding for high visibility vests and caps for the ‘driver’, ‘conductor’
and children on the scheme.
Transaid Cycle Sponsorship
How’s My Driving? partnered with the international
charity, Transaid, in order to sponsor Claire
who went on to cycle an amazing 500km through Madagascar to raise money to help fund road safety
projects in Africa.
InTandem Cycle Safety Sticker
The competition by the Freight Transport Association inviting road users to design a new sticker, in a bid to cut LGV and cycle collisions. The winning design of the cyclist warning sticker is available for purchase here.
After the Accident
HMD sponsored tickets for under 25 year olds to see this powerful play.
It is a fact the biggest killer of young females in the western world is male drivers under the age of 25.
Young drivers were invited, for one year, to wear ‘The Ultimate Drivers Badge’ for free and challenge themselves to be better drivers.
Youth Film Project
2016 has seen How's My Driving? team up youngsters from three schools in South Wales who have got their thinking caps on to come up with ideas on how to highlight both good and bad driving habits, in order to promote safe driving. See the videos they’ve created here!
Now it’s your turn to help us to make the roads a safer place. Not only can we help you to manage your
occupational road risk (ORR), but we can also help to reduce your fleet insurance.
Join the How’s My Driving? road safety sticker scheme today and help us to keep funding these fantastic global projects.
If you have an idea on how we can use this years funding to help road safety in your community, then please contact us.