Take part in newly-qualified driver research (Driver2020)

How to take part in research that will help to make young drivers safer - you need to be 17 to 24 and have just passed your driving test.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

The Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency are working with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out research with people who have recently passed their driving test.

The research is looking at ways of making young drivers safer, more confident and more skilful in their first year of driving.

The project is called Driver2020.


You must:

  • be aged 17 to 24
  • have passed your car driving test in England, Scotland or Wales in the last 4 weeks
  • have your own car or have access to a car (for example, a family member’s car)

What you’ll have to do

You’ll have to fill in online surveys during your first year of driving.

You may also have to do things such as:

  • take part in some free training
  • download an app

You’ll get paid for filling in the surveys. You’ll also be entered into prize draws for free car insurance for a year, a tablet and vouchers.


You can register your interest to take part on the Driver2020 website.


Read about how your data will be stored and used.

Update your details during the research

Fill in the online form to update your contact details if they change while you’re taking part in the research.

Leave the research

You can leave the research project at any time.

Fill in the online form to tell TRL you want to stop being in the project. You’ll then stop getting information about it.

You’ll still get any rewards for any surveys you’ve filled in up until that point.

More information

Visit the Driver2020 website or contact TRL for more information about the research.

TRL Driver2020 team\

Published 5 November 2019