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Council pilots Driving scheme

Created on 08/07/2013 @ 11:24


Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit is piloting a brand new driving assessment scheme for people aged 26 to 54 years of age called ‘Switched On Driving’.

This confidential and practical assessment aims to develop driving skills and identify areas of weakness that may have developed.

Forty free places are available on the scheme thanks to funding from the Welsh Government.

Cllr Barry Thomas, Cabinet Member responsible for Road Safety, said: “The Road Safety Unit is committed to providing education, training and publicity in an attempt to reduce collisions and casualties.  I urge residents to take the opportunity to take part in this innovative driving scheme.”

Sarah Morris, the council’s Senior Road Safety Officer, said: “Unfortunately, this age group is now featuring in an increasing number of collisions within the county.

“The Road Safety Unit provides training for all other road user groups, where we have seen great benefits.  I truly hope that this initiative will be supported by residents and leads to a further reduction in collisions.”

The one-hour assessment will be carried out by Approved Driving Instructors and is completely free.

If you would like to find out more or to register to take part, email

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