'Working together' webinar for Warwickshire's young drivers and their parents - The Leamington Observer

'Working together' webinar for Warwickshire's young drivers and their parents

YOUNG drivers and their parents across Warwickshire are being invited to sign up for a learning to drive webinar.

The 60-minute webinar – ‘Together on the learning to drive journey’ – has been organised by Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership, supported by FirstCar, and takes place on Wednesday January 25 from 7pm until 8pm.

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership wants young drivers to have the best skills and knowledge possible to help them stay safe on our increasingly busy roads and the free webinar provides essential information, support and guidance on a range of topics including:

– The Ready to Pass? Campaign and how it helps learners understand to prepare for their driving test and check if they are ready

– Essential information on choosing a car

– Vehicle safety and maintenance

– The challenges new drivers face that could put their safety at risk

– The Honest Truth and Caitlin’s Hour

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers during a dedicated question and answer session.

And young driver experts speaking will include Edmund King, AA President, Abigail Britten, from Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, Fay Wileman and Kate Castle from Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership and Inspector Jem Mountford, Warwickshire Roads Policing Inspector.

Also speaking will be Sharron Huddleston, a parent of a young person who was killed as a passenger in a young drivers’ car. Sharron has campaigned tirelessly to push for increased safety precautions for young and novice drivers ever since her daughter died in a road collision in 2017.

Sharron said: “We are encouraging as many young drivers as possible to join the seminar on January 25 because we know that novice young drivers are at particular risk of injury on our roads because of their lack of experience with one in five drivers having a collision within their first year. This is something we want to help change.

“Each year over 800,000 people pass their driving test and venture out onto the roads solo for the first time. The number of parents, carers, friends, and family who support, finance, or otherwise encourage these new drivers, numbers in the millions. These stakeholders play an important role influencing key decisions such as choosing a driving instructor, first car and insurance product – as well as support with things like private practise alongside lessons and car maintenance.

“If you are supporting a new driver now, or likely to in the future, this webinar is for you. It’ll be an action-packed hour full of useful information, advice and actionable tips to help keep your new driver safe on the roads.”

To register visit https://warksroadsafety.org/together-on-the-learning-to-drive-journey/


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