Drivewise helps to improve driving skills in pre-young and older drivers. Here are the drving forces behind this new initiative for the Scottish Borders.
John Cleland is a retired professional racing driver, twice the winner of the British Touring Car Championship. He resides in the Scottish Borders with his family where he runs his Volvo car dealership. He is not only a founder member of this project, but is enthusiastic and deeply committed to the project. He has been responsible for much of the background support work by providing Volvo demonstrator vehicles for the pre drivers and assisting with much of the administration and promotion of the project.
Chief Inspector Andrew McLean is one of the founder members of this programme; he spent several years in the Road Policing Department and is an Advanced Driving Instructor and Road Collision Investigator. He has been responsible for drawing the programmes under one umbrella group and securing its current funding.
Bill Allison is a coordinator for the "Skills for Life" 17-25 year olds in his role as a member and Chief Observer for the Borders group of Advanced Motorists (BGAM). He is an IAM Advanced Driver, IAM Masters (Advanced Driving), IAM National Observer, and IAM National Local Observer Assessor as well as a ROSPA Advanced Driver.
All assisted by Scottish Borders Council, The Scottish Ambulance Service, The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Volvo, Traffic Scotland and all nine of the local High Schools in the area.