Driving skills passed on to teens

VITAL driving and car maintenance knowledge has been passed on to teenagers in Nailsea as part of a new scheme.

On Monday and yesterday (Tues), pre-driver education sessions were put on at Nailsea School to help sixth form students prepare for their driving life.

Run by Nailsea-based driving school, Driving Force, the 30 youngsters taking part learned about drink driving, buying and maintaining their first car and about the driving test and theory test they need to pass to gain their licence.

They then had the chance to drive around the school grounds on Monday afternoon, learning some manoeuvring skills, before taking on some more complicated driving yesterday.

The teenagers were also taught practical skills such as how to change a wheel and check engine oil levels.

Driving Force director Mike Williams said: “This is the first time we have held such sessions and they have gone so well.

“This will give the kids the best start now.

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“They were a credit to Nailsea School and were so interested because driving is something they all want to do.”

Following the success of the sessions at Nailsea School, it is now hoped the scheme could be rolled out to other secondary schools in North Somerset.