NEW and young drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 in Ellesmere Port can take part in a course for motorists who have recently passed their test.
The course is organised and funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Safe and Sustainable Travel Team and is open to all newly qualified drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 who live in the Cheshire West and Chester Council area.
The Pass Plus Xtra training course includes a theory session aimed at new drivers and is a thought-provoking discussion where the focus is the car.
At the end of the session participants will receive a voucher entitling them to complete Pass Plus at a discounted rate with a driver trainer who works alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Safe and Sustainable Travel Team.
The next available theory session will be at Ellesmere Port Fire Station on Monday, August 20, from 6-8.40pm.
Participants may be entitled to a discount on their car insurance, if they complete the course within 12 months of passing their driving test.
Cllr Lynn Riley, executive member for community and environment, said: “Evidence shows us that newly qualified drivers are more likely to have a crash in the first two years after passing their test. This course is extremely valuable to inexperienced drivers as it helps them build their skills, awareness and road sense to help reduce the risk of being involved in a crash.”
Cllr Lynn Clare added: “The course covers theory and six on-road training modules. The on-road sessions cover driving in towns, in all weathers, on rural roads, at night, on dual carriageways and driving on motorways.
“A limited number of places are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.”
Further details and a booking form can be found at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/transport_and_roads/road.safety/pass_plus_xtra.