Driver experience day opportunity for teenagers

Younger teenagers in Scotland can try their hand at developing driving skills as part of an IAM organised driving event in Berwickshire.

Vauxhall Vectra of John ClelandUnder 17s who can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a car can try their hand at skid control and manoeuvring as well as braking and avoidance techniques at a driving event organised by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) on 21st and 22nd May in Berwickshire.

The event is open to young drivers aged 14 years and over, offering them the chance to take the wheel in an off-road environment for a series of driving challenges.

Taking place at Charterhall Airport, Berwickshire, the event will begin with the essentials and over the day, the young drivers will also have the opportunity to try numerous skill sessions including how to handle skids and performing manoeuvring techniques.

Twice former British Touring Car Champion John Cleland, has given the young driving day his seal of approvalJohn and commented, “Driving can be really enjoyable but sadly in the daily grind we often lose that joy.

“Letting young people who haven’t passed their test yet get behind the wheel is the ultimate demonstration of how fun it can be. And like most skills, driving is best and most easily learned early.

“Experience is the key challenge for new drivers, so it really is a case of the sooner the better when it comes to learning. It’s a well reported fact that young drivers are over-represented in the accident stats but events like this make all the difference in terms of getting the right attitudes, skills and behaviours in place before drivers are left to fend for themselves on the open road.”

This event is also being supported by Scottish Borders Police and Scottish Borders Council, John Cleland and Charterhall Estates. There are just 40 places available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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