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Course for young drivers

Created on 16/01/2011 @ 09:32
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Young drivers in Powys are being urged to take part in a course to gain valuable experience and skills to reduce their road risk.

Powys County Council's Road Safety Unit is facilitating the Pass Plus Cymru Scheme thanks to funding from the Welsh Assembly Government.  The scheme, aimed at 17 to 25 year olds who hold a full driving licence, consists of a 2.5hrs theory session which is conducted by a road safety officer and a nine hour paired practical session which is carried out by Approved Driving Instructors.

As well as reducing road risk and helping gain valuable experience and skills, young drivers may also be entitled to reduced insurance costs.

Cllr Geraint Hopkins, Board Member responsible for Road Safety, said: “Since the introduction of this course in 2007, combined with Secondary School education which is conducted by the Road Safety Unit, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of young drivers who are killed or seriously injured on our roads.

“I truly believe that this course provides invaluable information and skills, which make our young drivers much safer.”

Courses are now available at the following locations throughout Powys

Brecon Fire Station – 15 February at 7pm

Llandrindod Wells Fire Station – 1 March at 6.30pm

Newtown Fire Station – 9 February and 16 March at 6.30pm

The cost of the course to each individual is £20.  The Road Safety Unit, through funding from the Welsh Assembly Government, will pay the remaining £80.

Courses are restricted to 20 places so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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