Course for would be drivers to get some experience

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Would be drivers, as young as 15-years-old, are being given the chance to get behind the wheel of a car, in a scheme being run by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The County Council has been holding the pre-driver training events for pupils aged 15 and 17-years-old for several years now during school holidays and they are proving to be very popular.

The latest one day session is being held at the Elizabethan Academy in Retford on Wednesday, April 6.

The session runs from 9am until 4pm and is open to all 15 to 17 year-olds who live or are educated in Nottinghamshire and costs £45.

Pupils don’t need a provisional driving licence as the training takes place away from the public highway

As well as two hours in-car training, the pre-driver training days also include advice on how to choose a good driving instructor and workshops on the responsibilities that come with being a driver, including the effects, and repercussions, of drink or drugs on a person’s driving abilities.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential and will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Bookings can be made by phoning 0300 500 8080.