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Monday 18th April 2011

700 young drivers get 'motorvated'

700 teenagers have learnt about the potential dangers posed by the roads through Wokingham Borough Council’s free pre-driver training event, which was launched six years ago.

The ‘Motorvation’ sessions cover topics including causes, effects and consequences of traffic collisions, post-accident first aid and advice on buying a second-hand car. The young people are also taught about the dangers of drink-driving and texting while driving.

The event is organised by Wokingham Borough Council and run by the Berkshire Association of Clubs for Young People (BACYP), with support from the road safety team, emergency services and several qualified advanced driving instructors.

Julie Pillai, road safety officer, said: “The Motorvation workshops offer young people a multitude of important information, including essential road safety advice and the opportunity to experience what it’s like to drive a vehicle in a controlled and safe surrounding off the public highway – the first chance that many of the young people will have to drive a real car.

“We run several Motorvation workshops in school holidays throughout the year and urge young people who are thinking about learning to drive to come along, not only to learn about road safety and hazards facing new drivers, but also what to look for when buying a car and keeping it road legal.”

For more information about Motorvation click here, or contact Julie Pillai 07500 122973.

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