Young Driver Wins Pass Plus Cymru Prize Draw
A young man who took part in a council-run Pass Plus Cymru course has been congratulated after winning a prize draw.
Ben Read, from Llandegla, was randomly selected from drivers across Wales who had recently taken part in Pass Plus Cymru, to win the course’s quarterly draw.
The course is available to drivers aged 17 to 25 who live in Wales, and is designed to help young drivers become safer on the roads.
It’s a short, expert-led higher driving course designed for young people to widen experience and develop driving techniques such as driving at night, on the motorway, through country lanes or busy towns.
The Pass Plus Cymru course costs £20 and is delivered in Wrexham by the Council’s Road Safety team, and funded by Welsh Government.
Ben said: “I decided to take the course to get more experience - now I have taken it, I feel safer and more confident when driving.
“I’m very pleased to have won the prize draw.”
Cllr David A. Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said “New drivers can lack the vital skills and experience needed to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road and this course aims to influence them to become more confident and more responsible as drivers.
“I congratulate Ben on his success and am pleased to see the Pass Plus Cymru course was of use to him.”