Young Driver Experience
We campaign for local young people to be safer drivers and this is why we organise our Young Driver Experience days.
The days gives 14-17 year olds the opportunity to drive a car with instructors from “Go Driving” around a controlled course laid out at the rear of Hereford & Ludlow College.
The day comprises of 2 hours of driving accompanied with a variety of workshops including
Basic car maintenance delivered by the Car Mechanics Department
Basic road side first aid delivered by Hereford First Aid
Road safety & cycle safety delivered by Herefordshire Council & Safer Road Partnerships
An introduction to the theory test delivered by Go Driving
A demonstration of the effects of drink/drug and equipment in police car by Hereford Police.
We haven’t confirmed dates for our 2020 Young Driver Experiences yet, but you can follow us on Facebook for updates as we know them.
The event was held over 3 days on 23rd, 24th and 25th July, which was attended by 64 students who actively took part in the pilot scheme funded by the Police & Crime Commissioner.
The event was a huge success for the students who felt we had given them the basic skills and information towards starting their path to become learner drivers.
The aim of the Charity is to hold these events at least twice a year with the support of the local organisations. This will enable us to deliver a much needed experience for our young people, to help them be safer drivers in Herefordshire and reduce the high statistics in this particular age group of 17-25 year olds.