Still time to book for rural road safety course

There’s still time to book a place on the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) final Drive Doctors course.

The NFU Mutual-subsidised course, part of the NFYFC’s Drive it Home campaign, gives members training on rural road safety.

About 80 people have taken part and 95% said it had made them think differently about the way they drive. A similar number said they felt more confident about what to do in a skid situation.

Drive it Home logoThe course, taught by professional racing drivers from Drive Doctors, is aimed at young drivers who live and work in rural areas and includes learning how to react to and control major skids, coping with wet or icy conditions and learning about key motor maintenance.

Tom Evans, who took part in June, was surprised by his experience on the skid pan. “I did just over a 180 degree turn. It’s quite a shock when you first do it and I didn’t know how to react. And that was in a controlled situation with someone – not on my own at night. The driver explained how to control the car and that was really good because if I’d done that on the road I wouldn’t have known what to do.”

The final course, which is at Finmere Aerodrome in Milton Keynes on Sunday 13 October, costs £10 for members.

If you’re interested in attending, please email or call 02476 857 227 by 27 September 2013.

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