Ford unveils dates for Driving Skills for Life scheme


Car manufacturer Ford, which is one of the most popular vehicle brands amongst people buying new and used Ford Cars all over the world, has revealed the dates for its free training scheme for young drivers. The Ford Driving Skills for Life training scheme is launching across the UK in October and has been developed in association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Automobile Association (AA).

The aim of the national scheme is to reduce the number of accidents amongst motorists aged 17-24 and preliminary training sessions will be taking place in Manchester and London. The first session is set to be held at the Trafford Centre in Manchester from the 7-8 October and the project will then head to the Big Smoke and the London ExCel centre on 11 October.

Ford, who are renowned for offering models such as the Ford Fiesta for sale and Ford Mondeo at a great price, will be offering theory-based lessons and practical exercises in their national scheme. The lessons will give young drivers advice on vehicle handling, hazard recognition and distractions, as well as speed/space management, while practical sessions will be based on private roads with AA driving instructors in Ford Fiesta cars.

Ford is investing around £1.2 million in the new scheme and it is hoped that 5,000 young drivers will take advantage of the lessons on offer.

Mark Ovenden, chairman and managing director at Ford of Britain says, “As a parent of teenage children, one of whom is currently learning to drive, I am totally supportive of supplementary training to build awareness, skills and confidence. With Ford Driving Skills for Life we hope to inspire a generation of safer, more responsible and better skilled young motorists.”

To find out more about the training sessions and the Ford Scheme, take a look here.

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