Free motorway driving lesson offered to new drivers

This is The West Country: Free motorway driving lesson offered to new drivers Free motorway driving lesson offered to new drivers

SOMERSET Road Safety is offering free 90-minute motorway lessons for newly qualified drivers.

‘Up to Speed’ is Somerset Road Safety’s latest innovative project and is aimed at making drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 safer on the motorway.

Drivers must attend a free, hour-long workshop prior to the practical lesson to learn the rules of motorway.

They will then be accompanied by an approved driving instructor for the lesson, covering joining the motorway, overtaking manoeuvres, lane discipline, approaching a junction and leaving the motorway.

Terry Beale, Manger of Somerset Road Safety, said: “The current regulations prohibit learner drivers from gaining valuable experience on major high speed roads.

“Our aim is to give young drivers additional skills to drive on the motorway safely. This course will go some way to giving them the confidence and experience to avoid the dangers of driving on high speed roads.”

To book a place visit www.somersetroadsafety.org or call 01823-423430.

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