A Salford-based driving school that allows young people to get behind the wheel and learn the basics of driving is coming is relaunching this month.
The event is being held by Young Driver, the UK's largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, with lessons beginning on 26th January.
The driving lessons are for children aged between 10 and 17 and the aim is to instil an attitude of safe driving in young people before eventually taking their lessons as young adults.
The lessons will take place at the Barton Moss Makro car park in Eccles, which will be transformed into a makeshift road system with traffic signs, roundabouts and junctions.
And with more people than ever being killed on UK roads, projects like this should be widely encouraged.
Speaking about the Young Driver school, James Howe, Classic Car Buyer said: “It’s hard to see how this can be anything other than a good idea – getting younger people behind the wheel as early as possible is bound to improve their abilities when the time comes to take their test and take to the roads alone.
"As any experienced driver knows, passing your test at 17 is traditionally just the start of a long period of continued real-world on-the-road learning.
"It would follow then that starting this learning curve a few years in advance of a person’s 16th or 17th birthday could result in safer, more competent and mature drivers.”
We agree. Find out more about Young Driver on their website here, where you can also book lessons for your child, or children.