Teenagers win drive at skid-pan after road safety course success

Sarah Fisher and Leah Yates, both 17, were among the teenagers receiving 4 Youth Awards after completing the young driver skills course at Boroughbridge Youth Centre. (110206AM)
Sarah Fisher and Leah Yates, both 17, were among the teenagers receiving 4 Youth Awards after completing the young driver skills course at Boroughbridge Youth Centre. (110206AM)

FIVE teenagers have successfully completed a course in road safety and car maintenance held at Boroughbridge Youth Centre.

The young driver skills course was attended by five girls, aged 17 and 18, and was staged over four weeks by the county council’s 4Youth team and was put together by area youth worker Vicki Lever, road safety and travel awareness officer Gary Stoneman-Roberts along with staff at Boroughbridge Auto Mechanics.

Among the issues addressed were the lead causes of accidents involving young drivers, how to change a tyre, check the fluid levels in a car and how to prepare for winter driving.

The teenagers were also able to test their breaking reactions using a computer program, take part in a hazard perception test, and also designed their own road safety leaflet aimed at teenage drivers and passengers.

As well as receiving a 4Youth award after completing the course, the five girls have also been awarded a two-hour skid-pan drive at Tockwith Motor Sports care of Boroughbridge Youth Council.