At present Cumbria County Council are running a Road Awareness Training Presentation. If you attend this presentation you are given a voucher worth £100 towards the cost of the Pass Plus course.
To qualify for this you have to apply within 12 months of passing your test and be aged between 17 and 20 years.
Log on to www.crsp.co.uk for more information then contact Sarah Tiffin on 01228 226758 to register. You will need to e mail her a copy of your driving licence to prove your age.
Here’s more good news, TopGear are offering all newly qualified drivers the chance to take the Pass Plus Course for just £150.00 (normally £170.00) and we are registered to accept the voucher from the council, meaning the course will only cost you £50 if you attend the presentation.
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If you are a young driver, aged between 17 and 20, then you're in luck: because the CRSP will contribute up to £100 towards the cost of the Pass Plus + scheme, which currently averages around £150.
Even with a contribution it really is the best £50 or so that you or your parents will ever spend, because we know that Pass Plus + really works. We have hard, statistical evidence that young people who have completed the programme successfully in Cumbria are much less likely than their peers to be involved in an accident in the county.
So what is Pass Plus +? It comprises of six practical modules that cover driving in town, in all weathers, on rural roads, at night, on dual carriageways and on motorways. The course is delivered by one of a team of qualified instructors from across the county, and can be taken at any time within the first 12 months of passing your test.
There is no further test at the end of it; your driving will be continually assessed and you must successfully complete all the modules in the course.
And there's one other element to the course, and it's the bit that earns Cumbria's programme that extra '+'. Because everyone who takes Pass Plus here in Cumbria also attends a Road Awareness Training course, run by the Fire Service - and it's an eye-opening, hard hitting and informative element of the programme.
Extract courtesy of the Pass Plus+ website