A first of its kind event to be held in Cambridgeshire is targeting young and pre-drivers to help improve their skills and reduce accidents on the County's roads.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership is hosting the "˜Young Driver Event' on the 24 and 25 June 2015 at Huntingdon Racecourse.

In 2014, 87 young people aged between 16 and 25 were killed or seriously injured on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough roads.

The event is the first of its kind in the county and Students will be able to access a wide range of information about driving from partner agencies and the wider motoring industry.

Lyn Hesse Road Safety Officer said "The tragic loss of a young life has a completely devastating effect on family and friends. Anything we can do to improve the knowledge and skills of this "˜at risk' group has to be beneficial".

The event is free to all young drivers/riders including those who are planning to drive or ride.  

All sixth form colleges have been invited and so far over 600 students have signed up to attend.
 
Days are being split into morning and afternoon sessions 10 -12noon and 1pm - 3pm.
If you are a member of staff at a sixth form college, or a young person aged between 16-18 and would like more information or to book a place  to attend please contact [email protected] Tel 01223 699499

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