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Drive it Home

Young rural drivers are nearly twice (44%) as likely to be involved in a collision compared to young urban drivers.

This statistic is from research conducted by Road Safety Analysis in 2013 in support of the Drive it Home campaign. The report highlighted just how dangrous the roads are for young rural drivers.  

Many Young Farmers’ Clubs have lost members in tragic road accidents and as the majority of our members live and work in rural communities, NFYFC wanted to do something to save lives on rural roads.

NFYFC launched the Drive it Home campaign, supported by NFU Mutual, in November 2012.

The Drive it Home campaign aims to:

  • Educate YFC members on how to stay safe on rural roads and change attitudes so we all become better drivers
  • Create Drive it Home Champions who can promote safer driving in their local communities and peer groups.
  • Offer opportunities for YFC members to improve their driving skills.

What can my club do to support the campaign?


Become a Drive It Home Champion

One member from each county can go on a Brake 2young2die training course and become a Drive It Home Champion; promoting road safety in your local area. The courses take place across the country and each place is kindly paid for by NFU Mutual. Click on the 'Brake Courses' tab to find out more!

Go on a Brake Course

Brake is also running 2young2die courses in each of the seven NFYFC areas throughout the year, especially for YFC members. Contact christina.evans@nfyfc.org.uk for more information and to book a place.

Practical Driving

NFYFC has teamed up with Drive Doctors to offer fun, interactive taster days to members, including practical and classroom sessions on wet-grip and off-road driving. Click the 'Drive Doctors' tab to find out more!

Take the survey

Fill out the Drive It Home survey and at the end of the month you will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 of Amazon Vouchers thanks to NFU Mutual. Take the survey.


Hold a club night

Why not add a road safety night to your club programme? You could invite a local speaker or the fire service to talk to you. Check out the 'Local Contacts' for speakers and support in your area.

Spread the word

Support the campaign by liking our Facebook page www.facebook.com/driveithomeyfc or following us on Twitter using hashtag #driveithomeyfc. And if you hold a road safety event, tell us all about it! Just email magazine@nfyfc.org.uk.
 





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