Young Dales motorists and bikers get cash boost to improve skills
Young motorists and bikers are being given a cash boost to improve their skills in a drive to make Derbyshire Dales’ roads safer.
Derbyshire Dales District Council is part-funding an incentive scheme that slashes by 85% the cost of a typical skills test. It means drivers and motorcyclists aged 17-25 who live in the Derbyshire Dales and sign up before 31 March will pay just £19.
The council will contribute £70 and the Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership £50 to subsidise any young driver or rider who joins the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) with the intention of being assessed.
The incentive scheme is being backed by 24-year-old Nick Eyley, the first ambassador for young and inexperienced drivers in the Derbyshire Dales, who said: "Despite the obvious benefits of getting involved in advanced driving, cost can be an issue for many younger motorists. This funding definitely puts young people back in the driving seat.”
Click here to read the full Derbyshire Dales District Council news release.
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