Event Puts Teenagers in the Driving Seat

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Event Puts Teenagers in the Driving Seat

A special event that gives young people the opportunity to learn about responsible, safe and legal driving is to be held in Moreton-in-Marsh on Wednesday February 17th, 2010.

Teenagers aged between 15 and 17 are being urged to sign up now for the Roadrunners project at Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre.

The event, which will run from 10.00am to 3.15pm, is designed for young people who are thinking about learning to drive, and covers topics such as:

First driving lesson – A chance to get behind the wheel of a dual-control car, guided by a qualified driving instructor.

The costs of motoring - Find out how much a car costs to run and how to keep insurance and other costs down.

The dangers of speed - Can you judge speeds and braking distances? What happens in a crash? Test your reaction times.

The role of the Fire and Rescue Service - Talk to firefighters about their work and daily experiences.

The Roadrunners programme is coordinated by Young Gloucestershire and delivered in partnership with Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gloucestershire Youth and Community Service, Gloucestershire LEA, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue, Gloucestershire Crime Reduction Programme and Gloucestershire Road Safety Unit.

The project is funded by Cotswold District Council’s Community Safety Team.

Project coordinator Michelle Wilsdon said: "This event follows on from our first hugely successful Roadrunners projects which we ran at the Centre.

"The young people who came along thoroughly enjoyed the day and gained the skills and knowledge they required before making informed decisions about driving and owning a car."

The cost of the day is £3 per person (to cover lunch provided). For an application pack, please contact the Moreton Area Centre on 01608 650881.

Posted : 15/01/2010 09:45:26

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