Free advanced driving course for people under 25

Cheshire West and Chester Council unveil young driver initiative

Young motorists in Cheshire West are being offered the chance to take the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) Advanced Driving course for free.

Young drivers between the ages of 17 and 25 can learn how to gain increased control of their car, improved observation skills and increased awareness of other road users’ behaviour.

Fees must be paid up front but they will be refunded upon completion of the course and passing the Advanced Test.

The council’s director of place operations, Maria Byrne said: “Attending an advanced driving course can improve knowledge, awareness, concentration and car handling skills, making you a more confident driver and 70% less likely to be involved in an accident than an ordinary driver.”

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The course, which is approved by Cheshire West and Chester Road Safety Team and Cheshire Constabulary, has been organised in partnership with the Chester Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) RoadSmart Group.

To book a place on the course, please contact Mavis Bartlett on 01244 470 500 or email info@chesteriam.org.uk or alternatively text Robert Jones on 07842 798 041.

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