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Free lessons allow young drivers to improve their skills

02 November 2015

Free training that helps young drivers to improve their skills is being offered by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership. 

Three-hour driving lessons worth £75 are available to young drivers who: 

• are aged 25 or under.
• have passed their test within the last 18 months.

The free post-test lessons - which form part of the partnership’s Learn Safe, Drive Safe scheme - show new drivers how to survive the challenges they’ll face out on the road.

Andy Adlington from the road safety partnership said:

“These free lessons are designed to give a skills boost to young, inexperienced drivers. Topics covered include motorway, town and country driving as well as night and eco driving.

Andy added: “Young drivers can also get extra support before they pass their test with Learn Safe, Drive Safe. Students who choose to learn with one of our instructors are taught about the psychological challenges they’ll face behind the wheel such as peer pressure and distraction.

“The great thing about the coaching is that it’s designed to be delivered in-car as part of students’ normal lessons. As a result it doesn’t increase costs, lengthen the lesson or reduce the amount of time spent gaining practical experience.”

Visit the young driver section of the partnership website to apply for a free post-test lesson. The site also provides information for people who want to prepare for their driving test by booking lessons with a Learn Safe, Drive Safe instructor.