Safer Roads Humber is teaming up again with The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust to bring its Pathfinder project to East Yorkshire.
In 2018, 587 young people (aged 16 – 24) were killed or injured on the roads of the Humber region, of which 384 were in the East Riding and Hull areas.
Young people are at higher risk of being injured than any other age group and are one of the key priorities for Safer Roads Humber the regional road safety partnership.
The Pathfinder project will be running in Driffield from 28 October to 1 November and is open to anyone aged between the ages of 15 and 17.
The project involves young people spending the week learning to drive with their parents or carers in their car in an off-road environment.
Young Drivers Will Learn Basic Skills To Help Keep Them Safe
During the week they will learn basic car control in preparation for taking their driving test once they reach 17.
Parents or carers are actively involved in the week-long sessions and form part of the team which coaches the young person.
Also involved are IAM Roadsmart assessors who will provide expert advice and practical demonstration to the young driver and their parent.
Along with the driving elements, students will also take part in classroom sessions which will cover a wide range of topics including being first on scene and virtual reality films.
The week costs £185 per student and is being supported by the Under 17’s driving club, IAM Roadsmart and Safer Roads Humber.
Ruth Gore, a spokesperson for Safer Roads Humber, said: “The partnership uses a wide range of different education and engagement activities with young people to raise awareness of the risks they face in cars.
“We are pleased to be working with the Pathfinder project again as it focusses on the practical side of driving along with a classroom input.
“This project will hopefully reduce the risk that our young people face and ultimately make them safer drivers.”
For further details and to book your place visit www.under17driver.co.uk