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Registration is now open for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s online driving programme, set up to support young people as they prepare to get into the driving seat.

Cambs Drive iQ’s online learning platform is designed for students aged 16 and above and aims to help reduce the number of young people involved in incidents and crashes on the roads.

Students who complete a minimum of 8 modules will automatically be entered in a lucky draw for either a free two-hour driving session or a chance to spend a day with the Fire and Police Service.

Delivered by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership in schools and colleges, it provides young people with a virtual experience of different driving situations they may find themselves in, preparing them to become better and safer drivers once they have passed their test.

The virtual course uses examples of local roads so young people can experience specific challenges they might face around the county.

Celebrating its second anniversary, Cambs Drive iQ was delivered to more than 3300 students last year in 22 schools/colleges across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “The Cambs Drive iQ course offers that extra bit of guidance to young people and aims to give them the skills they need to keep both themselves and others safe on the roads.

“Learning how to drive marks a key milestone in many young people’s lives and we want to make sure our new drivers are well equipped as they embark on this new journey.”

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite said: “I am delighted see Cambs Drive iQ being so well received by young people across the county. This platform engages with young people from the start, preparing them for the potential challenges they may face whilst driving. It’s a good way to influence attitudes towards driving in a classroom environment and should arm our young drivers with everything they need to know to stay safe on the roads.”

For more information visit: https://www.cambsdriveiq.co.uk/

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