Young Driver Safety Programme
The Young Driver Safety Programme aims to promote driver safety amongst young motor sport competitors and facilitate the development of young drivers from around the world.
*To achieve these goals, a best practice framework has been created. This best practice framework will help to facilitate a detailed understanding of the key elements required to develop or enhance ASN driver development programmes at both the elite and entry level. The framework is split between two key areas: competency development and programme structure.
The areas contain what is currently considered by the FIA to be best practice principles, and they indicate the standard that should characterise an ASN’s development programme for young drivers.
It will be the responsibility of the ASN to implement the necessary strategies to achieve these standards and, going forward, the FIA will develop a suite of supporting tools to assist ASNs in this area.
Young driver safety programme – best practice framework
The FIA has developed a best practice framework to help National Sporting Authorities understand current best practice in the area of developing young drivers, particularly in relation to safety.
The accreditation programme forms part of the FIA’s aim to promote driver safety amongst young motor sport competitors and facilitate the development of these drivers around the world. To achieve these goals, the FIA is encouraging ASNs to achieve best practice in driver training by following new guidelines and joining the accreditation programme.
ASNs that sign up to the scheme will be accredited against three levels of training standard, with those that achieve the highest standard being offered the opportunity to apply for Regional Training Provider status.
Once an ASN becomes a Regional Training Provider it can work with other ASNs around the world to help develop their young driver programmes and academies.
The ultimate aim is for every ASN to achieve the highest standards in young driver training and safety, thereby improving the opportunities offered to young competitors worldwide.
Young Driver Safety Programme – accreditation guidelines
The FIA has developed guidelines to help ASNs understand the requirements to become accredited for the Young Driver Safety Programme.