Young drivers scheme picks up safety gong

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A safety course for young drivers has picked up the Education and Training Initiative of the Year award at the FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards.

The MORE courses, organised by Central Beds Council, Luton Borough Council and Amey , offer young drivers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills as part of an initiative designed to reduce road casualties.

Alex Constantinides, head of engineering and street services at Luton Borough Council said: “We’ve run the MORE courses for the past couple of years, and are pleased that they’ve been so popular locally and always receive good feedback from attendees.”

Marcel Coiffait, director of community services at Central Beds, added: “To win this award is a fantastic achievement and a great recognition of not only the hard work of all those involved, but also the success of the courses and the impact they have on those who attend.”

The FirstCar Awards win follows previous award success for the MORE courses, which also won the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

Two different MORE courses are available dependent on the age of the attendee.

MORE 16 is designed to give 16-year-olds their first experience of driving. MORE Drive is aimed at 17 to 30-year-olds who have already passed their driving test.

The courses are free to attend and next due to take place at Millbrook Proving Ground on Sunday, June 14. To request an application form email roadsafety@luton.gov.uk