23 April 2013
Young drivers will be putting their skills to the test at an interactive event designed to improve their safety.
The Cross Border Road Safe Event for Young People is on Thursday, May 2nd, at the Bready Cricket Club in Magheramason.
AA DriveTech has been announced as the main sponsor of this year’s event, which aims to attract around 150 17-to-24-year-old drivers from across Counties Londonderry and Donegal.
The day will run in the form of various competitions, including a Highway Code test, practical driving skills tests, driving simulator tests and car fault finding.
Running in tandem with all this will be road safety talks from the emergency services from both sides of the border along with a presentation from AA DriveTech. The day will conclude with a simulated road traffic collision where members of all the emergency services will demonstrate how they deal with road traffic accidents, and the consequences
Andy Wheeler, director of AA DriveTech DriverAware, said: “AA DriveTech is committed to driving down the death and crash rates on our roads.
“Young drivers are disproportionately represented in accident statistics so events like this are vital for helping to improve their safety through education.
“We are really pleased to be the main sponsor of this year’s event and are looking forward to being such an active part of the initiative.”
The event, the seventh of its kind, is being organised by Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland in conjunction with Donegal County Council.
The day will start at 10.00 am and finish at around 3.00 pm. Entrance is free and meals will be provided to all participants.