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Pass Plus Cymru Young Driver Improvement Scheme

21 March 2007

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council along with the Capita Symonds Road Safety team, Road Safety Wales and MAC Driver Training are all promoting a major new young driver project aimed at 17 to 25 year olds called Pass Plus Cymru.

This Welsh Assembly Government funded project is aimed at young drivers who have recently passed their test and aims to help them improve driving skills and gain extra experience.They may also be eligible for a significant discount on their car insurance.

The project requires young drivers to attend a three-hour theory session followed by an eight-hour `on-the-road’ in-car session (split between two drivers) with a Pass Plus-registered Approved Driving Instructor. The first course to be held in Blaenau Gwent CBC will commence on the evening of Thursday 22 March at Ebbw Vale Fire Station.To book a place, simply call 08450 504255.

The Pass Plus scheme comprises of six specially designed modules, which cover:

  • Driving around town
  • Driving out of town
  • Driving in all weathers
  • Driving at night
  • Driving on dual carriageways
  • Driving on motorways

Also covered are defensive driving, hazard awareness, concentration, speed, drugs and drink driving, safe attitudes and behaviour.

Participants will be trained by a professional driving instructor, giving them valuable extra experience and positive motoring skills that would otherwise take a long time to acquire.

Why should I consider Pass Plus Cymru?

As well as reducing the risk of you being involved in a road crash, the scheme will enable you to gain valuable experience and skills. Upon completion of the course each candidate will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement as well as the Pass Plus Certificate. The cost of the course, which has been accredited by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), is £40, a significant discount from the normal cost of between £120 and £150.

Pass Plus Cymru is operational throughout Wales. To obtain details of the next and nearest course to you, or register on-line, visit www.dragondriver.com or phone 0845 050 4255 to make a booking.