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Issued on behalf of Safer Roads Humber: New scheme to help young drivers

Date
Tue, 02 Oct 2018
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Safer Roads Humber is teaming up with The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust to bring its Pathfinder project to East Yorkshire.

In 2017, 631 young people (aged 16 – 24) were killed or injured on the roads of the Humber region, of which 389 were in the East Riding and Hull areas. Young people are at higher risk of being injured than any other age group and are one of the key priorities for Safer Roads Humber the regional road safety partnership.

The Pathfinder project will be running in Driffield from 29 Oct to 2 Nov and is open to anyone aged between the ages of 15 – 17. The project involves young people spending the week learning to drive with their parents / carers in their car in an off road environment.

During the week they will learn basic car control in preparation for taking their driving test once they reach 17. Parents /carers are actively involved in the week long sessions and form part of the team who coach the young person. Also involved are IAM Roadsmart assessors who will provide expert advice and practical demonstration to the young driver and their parent. Along with the driving elements students will also take part in classroom sessions which will cover a wide range of topics including being first on scene and virtual reality films.

The week costs £170 per student and is being supported by the Under 17’s driving club, IAM Roadsmart and Safer Roads Humber.

Ruth Gore, spokesperson for Safer Roads Humber, said “The partnership uses a wide range of different education and engagement activities with young people to raise awareness of the risks they face in cars. This is the first time we have worked with the Pathfinder project which focusses on the practical side of driving along with a classroom input. This project will hopefully reduce the risk that our young people face and ultimately make them safer drivers.”

For further details and to book your place visit

www.under17driver.co.uk

email:john@under17drivers.co.uk

Tel 07786 510060