Friday, 13 January 2012

Road - Underage drivers

Although not really a Scottish news snippet, there may be some grownups getting constantly pestered by their desperate-to-drive weans  who would be interested in an initiative underway down south.

MINI is to supply MotorSport Vision with a fleet of its MINI One models for its YoungDrive programme. The scheme is designed to offer children as young as 11 years old (and a minimum of 4' 8" tall) the chance to have their first taste of motoring.

The dual controlled MINI Ones are available at Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Bedford Autodrome and each car features a DSA-approved instructor who will teach young drivers essential skills in a traffic-free environment to prepare them for hitting the roads for real when they're old enough.

Jonathan Palmer, owner of Motorsport Vision said: "Our renowned YoungDrive programme is a fun and informative course that's designed to give a positive first experience for new drivers and its popularity has grown significantly over the past few years."

There's just one wee problem, maybe some of the youngsters will want to boycott anything MINI after the Kris Meeke setback!

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