The parents' campaign for safe driving tuition
Initial research was carried out between August 1988 and February 1989. First press interviews took place in May 1989.
Vicki Stone, the bereaved mother of a teenage road crash victim.
At a Press Conference held at the House of Lords on October 24th 1989.
To stop young, newly qualified drivers supervising other learners.
Yes. Since 1990 supervisors must be at least 21 and with a minimum of 3 years as a full licence holder.
To reduce the unacceptable level of death and injury among young learner and novice drivers and their young passengers.
For P plates to be compulsory as part of a Graduated Driving Licence.See aims and objectives.
Our activities are aimed at accident prevention
rather than punishment and fall mainly into 2 areas:
Offering educational information and practical advice to reduce the unacceptable level of death and injury among young drivers, their passengers and other road-users.
Lobbying for common sense, cost-effective legislation to provide a framework for ongoing education.
No. It is a non profit-making organisation. The campaign is run by volunteers and no salaries are paid.
There is no regular source of funding. We have relied on sponsorship and donations. Parents subsidise the campaign and wherever possible projects are completed by the parents with free professional expertise.
When Learn and Live started, little attention had been given to the high level of death and injury among novice drivers and their passengers. Now the issue is well publicised and at last is being given the attention it deserves.
Learn and Live has promoted and lobbied for compulsory probationary plates for novice drivers. We have produced voluntary plates and the increased use of the latter is largely due to the efforts of our campaign.
Learn and Live has worked with other road safety organisations to gain:
No. We have had support from all parties.
We do not make a membership charge so we cannot give an accurate number but our supporters have inundated MPs and Ministers with letters of support for our campaign objectives.
Bereaved parents of road crash victims.
No. None of our youngsters was was driving illegally.
We seek out relevant research projects and
disseminate the information.
We produce and distribute advice and information for young drivers, their parents and other interested parties.
We lobby and brief Members of Parliament and have meetings with Road Safety Ministers.
We respond to Government Consultation papers on road safety issues.
Learn and Live is an associate member of the Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety.
We issue press releases and take part in press and media interviews and programmes.
Learn and Live is affiliated to BRAKE
Learn and Live representatives have been interviewed
for all the main national papers, both the broadsheets and (to a lesser extent)
The campaign has featured on television on BBC1, Channel Four, and ITV1 in addition to local news coverage.
Radio coverage has been frequent and on all main channels and many local radio stations.
Learn and Live's founder, Vicki Stone was awarded
the Prince Michael Road Safety Annual Award in 1990.
Learn and Live's PR consultant was awarded the Institute of Public Relations Sword of Excellence for Learn and Live..
Vicki Stone was awarded an MBE in 1995.
Learn and Live was Highly Commended by the Prince Michael Road Safety Awards in 1999.
The Wolverhampton Express & Star, won a prestigious newspaper award for its P plate campaign with Learn and Live.