The Drive Start course (formerly Motorvation) is aimed at 15 to 17 year olds who are applying for a provisional driving licence.
Get free advice on:
- Buying a used car
- Post-accident first aid
- Cause and effect of traffic accidents
- Advice on legal requirements
- Presentation by emergency services
- Plus a short driving lesson
Visit the Drive Start website for invaluable information for young drivers or download the Drive Start Application on Google Play (for Android devices).
Visit the Youtube website to see a '4 minute basic car mechanical check' with Thames Valley Police from Drive Start.
Visit the Youtube website to watch a video of Darren Turner, Double Le Mans winning Aston Martin racing driver take to the track in his racing car simulator under the influence of alcohol.
Visit Facebook to read an article called 'I can't wait to pass my driving test!'
Visit the The Institute of Advanced Motorists website to read the article about why they believe young people should learn driving skills before they are old enough to hold a licence.
Visit the Drive Start website to read about the top ten new driver cars for under £1000.
Read the article on the BBC website about a study on the use of smartpones while driving which suggests that using the devices while in charge of a motor vehicle can be as dangerous as drink or drug-driving.
The newly launched Good Egg Guide for New Drivers is aimed at 17-25 year olds and gives safety advice and tips on passing the test, purchasing a car, insurance and how to avoid losing your licence. Please visit the Good Egg website for further advice and enter a competition to win a car. There is also a Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers which can be downloaded on the Good Egg website.
Free copies of the new Good Egg Guide for New Drivers or the Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers are available on request from the Road Safety team.