Now It’s Your Turn to Learn, Mr. Driver

Now It’s Your Turn to Learn, Mr. Driver

Now It’s Your Turn to Learn, Mr. Driver (Iyi Dersler Sofor Amca), carried under the Traffic Responsibility Action through the collaboration among the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, General Commandership of Gendarmerie, TÜVTÜRK Vehicle Inspection Stations and Michelin Tires, aims at increasing the capacity of the school bus drivers working in the mobile education system in the fields of traffic safety, communication and first aid.

The collaboration protocol for the project was signed in August 2014, following which a project development workshop was held. The workshop provided the data and information about the mechanism of the project, training contents and strategies.

There are five phases of the project: (1) academicians train two instructors from each selected city, (2) instructors train two educators from each town of their cities, (3) educators train the school bus drivers working in the mobile education system, (4) instructors train fourth grade students from selected schools, and (5) a poster designing contest is organized for fourth grade students, which aims at revealing the expectations of those students from the adults in order to be protected in traffic.

In two years, the project reached 40 instructors, 554 educators, 16 thousand school bus drivers, and 10 thousand students.