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Course targets young local drivers

Created on 07/09/2010 @ 13:11
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Local young drivers are being urged to take part in a course that could reduce the risk of them causing road traffic accidents.
The Pass Plus Cymru Scheme targets drivers aged between 17-25 who hold a full driving licence and consists of a theory and practical session which are carried out by Approved Driving Instructors.
The initiative is being facilitated by Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit with funding from the Welsh Assembly Government. As well as reducing road risk and helping gain valuable experience and skills, young drivers may also be entitled to reduced insurance costs.
Cllr Geraint Hopkins, Board Member responsible for Road Safety, said: “Since the introduction of this course in 2007, combined with Secondary School education, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of young drivers who are killed or seriously injured on our roads.
“I truly believe that this course provides invaluable information and skills, which make our young drivers much safer.”
The course for local drivers will be held at Newtown Fire Station on September 8 and November 24 at 6.30pm. The cost of the course to each individual is £20. The Road Safety Unit, through funding from the Welsh Assembly Government, will pay the remaining £80.

For further information, please contact Sarah Morris on 01597 826637. Alternatively, you can book a place on your chosen course by ringing 0845 050 4255 or visit

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