September 26th, 2016

Pershore’s MP backs new driving course for young people

Pershore’s MP backs new driving course for young people Pershore’s MP backs new driving course for young people
Harriett Baldwin starts the search for young advanced drivers with Howard and Val Allen. (s)

PERSHORE’S MP Harriett Baldwin is encouraging young drivers to advance their motoring skills.

The West Worcestershire MP recently met with representatives from the Worcestershire Group of Advanced Motorists (WGAM) to help publicise free courses for the town’s drivers.

The group is offering the chance for ten motorists aged between 18 to 25-years-old to take a free course and benefit from lower insurance rates as a qualified advanced driver.

“As someone who spends a great deal of time driving around the constituency, I do see some strange driving behaviour and think many more people should refresh their driving skills,” said Mrs Baldwin.

“I’m happy to help spread the word about this offer of free courses and hope young people contact the group to get more information.

“Advanced motorists may also benefit from better insurance rates, so taking a course can be extremely helpful for younger drivers who have very high initial premiums.

“Many of us take a driving test when we are in our teens or twenties and drive on unassessed for many decades. I was interested to hear about the group’s courses for nervous drivers and those refreshing their skills. I welcome their efforts to make our roads safer,” she added.

Howard Allen, from the WGAM said: “Statistics indicate younger drivers are proportionately more likely to be involved in accidents than any other group of drivers, so we’re very keen to develop advanced driving skills by offering these free courses to our 18 to 25-year-olds.”

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