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Get in gear with Moreton Centre’s driving tips

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A special event that gives young people the opportunity to learn about responsible, safe and legal driving is to be held in Moreton-in-Marsh next month.

Teenagers aged between 15 and 17 are being urged to sign up now for the Roadrunners project at Cotswold District Council’s Moreton Area Centre on Monday February 18th.

The event, between 10am and 3pm, is designed for young people who are thinking about learning to drive.  The course covers topics such as:

  • First driving lesson – A chance to get behind the wheel of a dual-control car, guided by a qualified driving instructor.
  • The costs of motoring – Find out how much a car costs to run and how to keep insurance and other costs down.
  • The dangers of speed – Can you judge speeds and braking distances? What happens in a crash?  Test your reaction times.
  • The role of the Fire & Rescue Service – Talk to firefighters about their work and daily experiences.

Roadrunners is a partnership between Cotswold District Council, Gloucestershire Police, Gloucestershire LEA, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue and various youth and community groups.

The Moreton event, which was first held in 2005, will be run by representatives of all the organisations involved.

Moreton Area Centre Manager Sarah Cantwell said:  “This event follows on from our hugely successful Roadrunners projects at Moreton in previous years.

“All the young people who have attended in the past have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and gone away from the event with the skills and knowledge they require to be able to start driving and owning their own cars.”

The cost of the day is £3 per person, which includes lunch. To book a place for your child, please contact the Moreton Area Centre on 01608 650881.

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