Leicestershire teenagers offered a taste of the road
Specially-tailored taster sessions, designed to prepare young people for driving, are being held in Leicestershire this summer.
Run by Leicestershire County Council, the course gives 16-17 year olds the chance to get behind the wheel in a safe and secure environment.
The day-long sessions warn teenagers about potential risks by testing their reactions while wearing 'beer goggles' and when texting.
Through practical skills and classroom theory, students can also get to grips with differing speeds, try out slalom sets and pick up advice from instructors about hazard and speed awareness.
Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "By preparing young people for driving, we aim to boost their skills and influence behaviour before bad habits develop.
"Reseach shows that in Leicestershire, young people account for 12% of licence holders but are involved in 28% of collisions.”
For more information contact Allan Smart or Julie Barradale on 0116 305 6607.