'Young Driver' is the UK's most recognised pre-17 driving education programme which saw increased lesson sales by over 30% in 2017. The increasingly popular scheme allows children and accompanying family members to take part across 60 training centres in the UK.
Young Driver provides the facilities for children as young as 5 to benefit from a premature experience behind the wheel. Don't worry though, these are not genuine cars but mini-electric cars created by Young Driver, which are designed for 5 to 10-year olds to practice in. In addition, 10 to 17-year olds are able to learn in duel-controlled cars with a fully qualified driving instructor on realistic road systems - how cool is that!
The Young Driver incentive follows an aim to reduce the number of young people in accidents, which is typically higher within the first 6 months of passing their test. According to research, comparable accidents can be halved with the right experience before the legal driver age of 17...
From July 2017, Vauxhall have been proud sponsors of Young Driver and continue to maintain their reputation as one of the most popular car brands for many young drivers today. Especially since the release of the exciting New Corsa model, the fleet size assisting the events has increased by up to a whopping 20%. In total, 165 dedicated Corsa models participate in Young Driver events across the country, with an expected growth commencing the launch of 13 additional Super-Sites.
Vauxhall's involvement with the Young Driver scheme highlights the range of Vauxhall models which tick all the boxes for first-time and younger drivers!
Here are a few suggestions from Evans Halshaw;