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Youngsters to get behind the wheel at Drive Start

Youngsters to get behind the wheel at Drive Start

02 March 2016
Photo of young people learning to drive

Teenagers in the Wokingham Borough will be drive starting their way to becoming a safe new driver at a FREE pre-driver training event on Thursday 7 April.


Wokingham Borough Council’s pre-driver training sessions have been running for the past decade in the Wokingham Borough and have given over 1,000 young people the skills and information necessary for a safe and enjoyable motoring life. Drive Start pre-driver training has interactive sessions for youngsters as well as up-to-date, essential car related information from the Drive Start website, designed for young motorists. 


Taking place at Woodley Airfield Youth Centre, Hurricane Way, the course runs between 9.15am and 4pm and covers a range of topics including:


  • Advice on buying a second-hand car
  • Post-accident first aid
  • Cause and effect of traffic accidents
  • Advice on legal requirements
  • Hazards facing new drivers

There will also be the chance for young people on the course to get behind the wheel for the first time on a taster driving lesson with a qualified instructor.


The event is organised by the borough council’s road safety team and will be run by Berkshire Youth, with presentations from Thames Valley Police, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Safer Roads team with practical driving lessons by qualified approved driving instructors.


Although mainly for 16 and 17-year-olds, anyone aged between 15 and 19 can attend the workshop by booking a free place (refundable £10 deposit will be required).


The road safety team is also providing copies of essential guides for new drivers with other related freebies to take away from the event. An application form for our April course can be downloaded from the Drive Start page or by contacting Julie Pillai, road safety officer, on (0118) 974 6387.


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