Bid to cut new driver crashes

A NEW initiative has been launched to cut the number of road accidents involving newly qualified drivers in North Somerset. The Pass Plus scheme is a joint project being run by the four unitary authorities in a bid to cut the number of new driver accident

A NEW initiative has been launched to cut the number of road accidents involving newly qualified drivers in North Somerset.The Pass Plus scheme is a joint project being run by the four unitary authorities in a bid to cut the number of new driver accidents.The scheme gives up to 500 newly qualified drivers the opportunity to sharpen their driving skills through a series of six specially designed driving lessons.These skills include night driving, driving on country roads, town driving, all weather driving and dual carriageway and motorway driving.Newly qualified drivers who live within the four authority areas and have passed their tests within the last year can apply for a grant of £100 to put towards the cost of lessons from a Driving Standards Agency approved instructor.The grant is being funded by Speed Choice, the educational arm of the Camera Safety Partnership and money collected from penalties paid by speeding motorists.For more information contact Jenny Wood by ringing 01225 394257 or email jenny_wood@bathnes.gov.uk.


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