The Institute of Driver Education & Research
An Annual Autumn Message from the President of the INSTITUTE of DRIVER EDUCATION & RESEARCH (I. D. E. R)
Dear Fellows, Members and Associate Members of the Institute of DRIVER EDUCATION & RESEARCH.
The only GRADUATE Driver TRAINER organisation in the world. We have members from all corners of the English Speaking World, including the US and Canada; the Middle East;
Since we launched the Institute at the ADI-NJC Conference in October 2011, our progress has been slow and steady, until a couple of Months ago, when I received a series of Emails and other Correspondence from Colleagues In India; the Asst. General Manager, Driving Training with Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India's largest car manufacturer.
As you may guess, the Indian sub-Continent’s record on road safety is not the best in the world; “At Maruti, safety has always been an area of high focus not just in the cars we make but also in all other aspects of work. To promote a culture of safe & defensive driving, Maruti had launched the Institute of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) way back in year 2000 and Maruti Driving School (MDS). The IDTR are set up in collaboration with the State Governments and the MDS is run by the MSIL dealer network. We have a network of 6 IDTR and 213 MDS currently.”
This complete sequence of correspondence is now published in the publication page on this site, Senior Fellows and myself have extended the original starting point of discussions to see how we, as the only representative of GRADUATE Driver Trainers in the world, can offer professional help to the challenges they are facing with their intentions to open 5,000 driving schools and up to a hundred thousand instructors within the next five years.
I have already started the ball rolling in a speech I made at this year’s ADI-NJC Conference at Walsall, where I invited those ADIs who meet the set criteria were invited to write in with their thoughts of what they have to offer both I.D.E.R. and the Indian Driver Training industry. Read the full emails as a downloadable document
I have proposed a date early next year for discussions to begin
Professor Peter Russell
Master of Arts; Doctor of Professional Studies;
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of EDUCATIONAL ASSESSORS;
Fellow of the Institute of MASTER TUTORS of DRIVING;
Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for TRANSPORT SAFETY;
KNIGHT of the ORDER of the CROSS of PRAGUE, with the RED STAR of Bohemia.