'Young Driver' scheme expands
In the two years since it was formed, the ‘Young Driver’ training school for 11 – 17 year olds has expanded to12 sites across the UK and is now delivering more than 29,000 lessons.
The scheme, which is sponsored by Admiral, SEAT UK and Pirelli, is based on the fact that ‘research shows that it is a lack of driving experience – not a lack of years on the planet – that causes one in five newly qualified drivers to crash within six months of passing their test’.
The lessons put the youngsters at the wheel of a dual controlled SEAT Ibiza with a fully qualified ADI who teaches the basics - how to start and drive the car forward, brake, corner, change gear, stop and reverse.
The lessons cost £29.99 for 30 mins or £57.00 for an hour, but there is a range of offers and promotions on the Young Driver website which reduce the cost.
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