Road safety, speeding and TROs

Road safety courses

We’re part of the Bedfordshire Road Safety Partnership working with a number of other partner organisations and councils to support road safety.

Our main target groups are currently:

  • young drivers
  • car passengers
  • children
  • motorcyclists

These four groups accounted for 52.1% of all killed or seriously injured casualties on our roads in 2011 and 46.3% in 2012.

Details of motorcycle training courses we support can be found at Motorcycling Matters training (link opens in new window) website.

Free young driver training

For 16-25 year old non-drivers

Are you 16-25 and haven't passed a driving test? If so this event, hosted at Millbrook Proving Ground (link opens in new window) near Bedford, is for you.

It gives you the opportunity to start your driving career in a safe environment. You'll have your first driving lesson and attend theory workshops to help keep you safe when you finally pass your test.

The course covers:

  • vehicle maintenance
  • advice on the law
  • distractions
  • collision investigation and causation factors
  • an opportunity to drive on a test track

Note for parents: We encourage you to attend the half day course which includes:

  • a specific parents’ workshop
  • advice and information about the driver learning process from a current driving instructor
  • a driving experience around a Millbrook track with a professional driver

For 17-30 year old drivers

Are you 17-30, with a full driving licence? Would you like to improve your driving skills through practical exercises and workshops? If so this course, hosted at Millbrook Proving Ground (link opens in new window) near Bedford, is for you.

The course covers:

  • skid pan experience
  • emergency stops at speed
  • reading the road
  • eco driving
  • vehicle maintenance
  • advice on the law
  • distractions
  • collision investigation and causation factors

How to book

Email roadsafety.education@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk if you'd like to book on a course or for more information. Courses are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Courses are free, but you have to live in Central Bedfordshire or Luton to attend.

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8049
Emailroadsafety.education@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk