The Young Drivers’ Project, which aims to improve the attitudes and behaviour of young drivers, is being run at Holsworthy Skills Centre on Tuesday, 19 October 19 from 9-45am to 1pm.
The project, run by Devon County Council’s Road Safety Team and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Servic,e has been put together to help combat the high number of young motorists who are killed and injured on Devon’s roads each year.
Due to inexperience or poor driving, young drivers are far more likely to kill themselves or their passengers than older drivers. One in 10 drivers in this country are aged below 25, yet one in four drivers who die on Britain’s roads are under 25.
The course is a mix of theory and presentations, as well as practical sessions where students are able to practice safe driving techniques under the tuition of Approved Driving Instructors at the Devon Drivers’ Centre. Students will hear from a local instructor on how to improve attitudes towards learning to drive, the driving test and longer term safe driving skills.