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We’re of­fer­ing 15 peo­ple the chance to win a 60-minute Young Driver les­son

Young Driver is a ground­break­ing driver train­ing scheme, of­fer­ing driv­ing tu­ition to 10-17 year olds. It is the UK’S largest provider of pre-17 driv­ing ed­u­ca­tion and has de­liv­ered al­most 500,000 lessons at 50+ venues na­tion­wide – in­clud­ing Chel­tenham Race­course, Bices­ter and More­ton-in-marsh.

It’s about hav­ing fun, but it’s also help­ing young­sters be­come safer driv­ers, by ed­u­cat­ing them for longer.

Four hun­dred peo­ple lose their lives in ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing young driv­ers each year in the UK. Shock­ingly, the fig­ures show one in five newly qual­i­fied driv­ers will crash within six months of pass­ing their test, ris­ing to 40 per cent of 17-year old males. But for those who have taken Young Driver lessons, the rate of ac­ci­dents drops by more than a half, to fewer than one in ten.

Thirty- or sixty-minute lessons take place be­hind the wheel of a brand new, dual-con­trolled Vaux­hall Corsa, with a highly qual­i­fied driv­ing in­struc­tor. Lessons mir­ror those taken on the road at 17, but give young­sters the chance to take their time with­out any pres­sure to pass a test. A whole road sys­tem is cre­ated to help the driv­ers learn every­thing from chang­ing gears and park­ing to us­ing round­abouts and ma­noeu­vring a slalom. The em­pha­sis is on learn­ing how to be a re­spon­si­ble driver, but it’s also great fun.

Young Driver also re­cently de­vel­oped and launched the world’s first car spe­cially de­signed for 5-10 year olds. The two-seater elec­tric Fire­fly of­fers younger chil­dren their first taste of be­ing be­hind the wheel, giv­ing them a great in­sight into how they can keep them­selves safe as a pedes­trian or cy­clist.

Vouch­ers for Young Driver lessons make a great idea for a pre­sent for dif­fi­cult to buy for teens, and Young Driver runs birth­day par­ties, as well as of­fer­ing lessons in a lux­u­ri­ous Bent­ley at cer­tain venues – per­fect for chauf­feur­ing par­ents around! Driv­ing tu­ition is also avail­able for young­sters with dis­abil­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion log on to www. young­ or call 0844 371 9010. To en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion send your an­swer to the fol­low­ing ques­tion, along with your name and full con­tact de­tails and age of the par­tic­i­pant if you were to win to: Cotswold Life Young Driver Com­pe­ti­tion – CLYD17, c/o Katie Tait, Cum­ber­land House, Oriel Road, Chel­tenham, Glouces­ter­shire, GL50 1BB. Al­ter­na­tively, visit www.cotswoldlife.­pe­ti­tions-of­fers to en­ter on­line. Q: What is the UK na­tional speed limit for dual car­riage­ways and mo­tor­ways? Terms and con­di­tions: Com­pe­ti­tion closes at mid­day on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22 2017. En­trants must have the per­mis­sion of an adult over the age of 18, or must have an adult over the age of 18 en­ter on be­half of them. Please state the age of the par­tic­i­pant, should they be cho­sen to win, in your en­try. Fif­teen win­ners will re­ceive a voucher for a 60-minute Young Driver les­son. Win­ners can choose a time and venue to suit them from all times/ dates/venues avail­able at the time of book­ing. Vouch­ers are valid for nine months from date of is­sue. To take part in Young Driver, the par­tic­i­pant must be aged 10 – 17 and more than 1.4 me­tres tall. There is no cash al­ter­na­tive for the prize and no al­ter­na­tive will be of­fered. Prizes are non-trans­fer­able. In the event of the prize be­ing un­avail­able for what­ever rea­son, Archant is not re­spon­si­ble and is not re­quired to of­fer an al­ter­na­tive. Full Archant terms and con­di­tions can be viewed at

A young­ster be­hind the wheel at a Young Driver les­son

Young Driver op­er­ates at 50 venues across Great Bri­tain

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