Croydon Council's driving safety course popular amongst young drivers
2:10pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
Hundreds of youngsters had their first experience behind the wheel as a part of a driving safety course.
The course, run by Croydon Council, is in its third year and gives prospective drivers aged 15-24 valuable safety training and a taste of what it is like to drive a car.
Around 200 participants took part and got to understand the basics of car control around an off-road course at St Mary’s School in West Croydon.
Drivers also faced some of the common hazards they would encounter on a daily basis.
Councillor Simon Hoar, cabinet member for community safety and public protection, said: “This is becoming an increasingly popular course that people are advised to book up for early when it runs again next year.
“The feedback we get from everyone who takes part is always positive, and I believe that those who complete the day will be far better and safer drivers as a result.”
Anyone interested in pre-booking for the course can contact the council’s road safety team on 0208 726 6000 and extension 62512.
The course is also available to all senior schools in the borough during term-time.