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Ford 'Driving Skills for Life' takes off

16 October 2013

Story from Newspress.

Ford’s free young driver training programme 'Driving Skills for Life', was launched in the UK last week, with major events in London and Manchester.

In total more than 500 people registered for a maximum of 300 places available over three days of training at ExCel in East London and the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester.

Feedback from participants, who were between 17 and 24 years old, proved that the training exceeded their expectations, with most saying they felt more confident in their ability to drive. A large percentage also said that they would have liked to see the training introduced to the regular UK driving test.

Poplar and Limehouse MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, visited Friday’s training session at ExCel London to experience Ford Driving Skills for Life and commented: “As an ex-fire-fighter of 23 years I’ve seen some very serious accidents, so Ford Driving Skills for Life has my wholehearted support. Educating young drivers about the potential dangers they face as new road users, and more importantly, how to prevent accidents happening can only be a good thing.”

Plans are now in development for future training sessions, which will be announced early next year. For more 
information please click here.

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