Young Driver Wins Prize Draw
A young driver from Cwmbran is the lucky winner of £250 from Pass Plus Cymru after taking part in the scheme to improve her driving skills. Eighteen year old Lauren Dockree from Croesyceiliog passed her driving test in 2015 and took the Pass Plus course to gain additional experience.
The course is available to drivers aged 17 – 25 in Wales and is designed to help young drivers to be safer on the roads. It focusses on driving techniques such as driving at night, on the motorway, through country lanes or busy towns.
Ms Dockree was randomly selected from drivers across Wales who had recently taken part in Pass Plus Cymru, to win the quarterly draw. She said: “I decided to take the course to get more experience and now I have taken it I feel safer and more confident when driving.”
The Pass Plus Cymru course costs just £20 and could also help drivers to get a discount on their insurance. It is delivered in Torfaen by the council’s road safety team and other road safety teams across Wales.
Councillor John Cunningham, executive member for neighbourhood services, said: “The Pass Plus Cymru course is an excellent way for young drivers to develop their skills, introducing them to some of the more difficult situations they are likely to face on the roads.
“The courses are subsidised by Welsh Government so there is not a huge cost involved and I would urge all young drivers to give it a try.”
For more information on Pass Plus Cymru visit or contact www.dragondriver.com 0845 050 4255.