Your Young Driver Intervention audience

Tips for how you can get the most out of your audience, whether they’re a non-driver, live in a rural area, or are just a passenger for now.


Some young people who live in large cities see little point in driving because:

  • There is a good public transport infrastructure.
  • Parking is problematic.
  • Driving is expensive.
  • Owning a car is prohibitively expensive.
  • Driving may restrict socialising.
  • Taxis and public transport are plentiful.

Some young people may also choose to adopt a greener option and use a variety of travel options such as getting the train or cycling.

Rural areas

In rural areas of Scotland young people can be dependent on the car, either as drivers themselves or having friends and family with cars. There are neither buses nor taxis and parking is generally plentiful.


In both urban and rural Scotland there are young people travelling with their friends in cars. The car provides independence, freedom to go where they want when you want and not rely on parents. However, travelling with peers can have its own pitfalls and may provoke risky behaviour.

Include everyone

It’s important to incorporate all of these groups into your training session.