Young driver wins new car in safety competition

12.00 | 15 July 2013 |

A young driver from Shepton Mallet in Somerset has won a new car worth £9,000 after winning a competition organised as part of the Good Egg New Drivers’ Initiative.

Jessica Evans was drawn from the thousands of entries from young drivers aged 17-25 years across the UK. Her prize is a new Chevrolet Spark provided by the competition sponsors Arnold Clark.

The Good Egg Guide for New Drivers and accompanying website provide useful advice on all aspects of learning to drive, buying a car, getting on the road and staying safe. Entrants were challenged with completing a quiz on the campaign website.

The Guide is endorsed by Road Safety GB and free copies have been distributed to local authorities across the UK.

Alan Kennedy, Road Safety GB chairman, said: "The Good Egg Guide for New Drivers has reached thousands of 17-25 year olds through distribution by road safety teams across the UK.

“The guide provides excellent advice on all aspects of learning to drive as well as then covering owning and driving a car. Many congratulations to Jessica who must be delighted to win such a fantastic prize. Road Safety GB wishes her years of safe motoring."

Jessica Evans said: “I can’t describe how thrilled I am to have won such an amazing new car. As I’m about to start a degree course in September I expect to be an impoverished student for the next four years, so my prospects of owning a car like this, other than winning one, were nil.

“I want to be a good, safe driver, which is how I found myself on the ‘getting it and keeping it’ website. Reading the ‘scary stats’ alerted me to some safety concerns that I may not have given much thought to previously, but the most useful tip was to encourage me to adopt the ‘NEW DRIVER PACT’, which I am looking forward to implementing in my new car.”

For more information contact Jan James at Good Egg Safety on 0131 668 1880.


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