Leicestershire’s road safety team is offering Year 11/12 students aged 16/17 years the opportunity to take part in a pre-driver day for those who are interested in learning to drive.
The course includes a variety of workshops highlighting issues relevant to young and inexperienced drivers. The sessions include an introduction to driving, issues relating to speed and impairment, and a practical off road driving session at the Mallory Park track, accompanied by a qualified driving instructor in a dual controlled car.
Last year 400 young people took part in the sessions, and for 2015 there are 10 courses planned between 30 March and 22 October.
Councillor Peter Osborne, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “These courses play an important role in preparing and educating young people about safer driving.
“The sessions provide teenagers with better understanding and knowledge ahead of their first driving lessons on public roads.”