Courtney Drives Off With Prize
An important driving course has given Pontygwaith’s Courtney Baber not only discounted access to essential additional motoring skills – but also a cheque for £250!
Pass Plus Cymru is a bespoke course for young drivers devised by Road Safety Wales to provide additional theory and practical training to inexperienced drivers, such as experience on the motorway and in narrow rural lanes.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council administers Pass Plus Cymru on behalf of nine local authorities using Welsh Government funding, which means young drivers only have to pay £20 for the course, which could costs up to £150.
All young drivers who complete Pass Plus Cymru, which includes a workshop and then up to six hours practice with an instructor, are entered into a prize drawer each quarter.
The latest winner was Courtney Baber, of Pontygwaith, who was presented with her cheque by Driving Instructor Colin Jones of LuvDrivin Driving School this month.
Courtney said: “I did my Pass Plus Cymru because I felt I needed more confidence driving through country lanes andon busy roads. I gained lots of knowledge and much more experience. I really enjoyed Pass Plus Cymru and would recommend it to anyone. It can also lower your insurance which is a bonus."
Colin said: “As a retired Firefighter I know only too well how important it is for all new drivers to gain as much early driving experience as possible. This will keep them safe in the early days and stand them in good stead for the many years of driving in front of them."
Pass Plus Cymru offers the newly qualified driver an early opportunity to gain this broader driving experience under controlled supervision that normally learner drivers rarely get."
Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet member with responsibility for Highways, said: “Congratulations to Courtney for not only winning the prize draw, but successfully completing the Pass Plus Cymru scheme. It is essential that young and inexperienced drivers get all the support and training they need to ensure they remain safe motorists for the future”.
Pass Plus Cymru is aimed at drivers aged 17 to 24, you can find out more and get involved by visiting www.dragondriver.com