New driver improvement courses in Telford hope to reduce number of road deaths
10th November 2010
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A Telford company is to be the first in the UK to launch driver improvement courses for everyday motorists, in a bid to try and reduce the number of deaths on Britain’s roads.

With an average of 42 motorists killed each week, the TTC Group, which is based at Hadley Park, is hoping to improve driver safety by offering specialist courses to the general public.

TTC is one of the country’s leading driver training companies and trains thousand of the nation’s drivers each year.

They are also the UK’s leading provider of speed awareness and driver improvement courses as well as one of the pioneer providers of education for convicted drink drivers.

They normally teach a wide range of road users from professional HGV drivers to business drivers, speeding motorists, those caught driving carelessly and people convicted of drink-driving.

But the new courses they are now  will extend to everyone, from learners to those with years of experience.

The seminars will include two and a half hours of tuition and have come about due to comments made by course attendees, who felt there was a need for such help amongst the general driving public.

They will be run by top grade instructors, who will give an overview of potential road risks facing drivers every day, and provide strategies to improve safety, raise awareness about speed, fatigue, driving distractions, and the effects of alcohol and drugs.

Improved driving should also in turn, lead to enhanced and improved fuel efficiency.

Simon Baugh, director of TTC Automotive (pictured below with images representing road casualties), which is part of the TTC Group, said the focus of all courses is to improve driver safety.

“We have been running our highly successful courses targeted at specific groups for a number of years but we have had so many phone calls and email messages from satisfied customers who say that the information they receive should be available to everyone,” he said.

“Most of us pass our test as teenagers and then never pick up the Highway Code or have a refresher course despite driving all our lives. Many people who are experienced drivers have told us they have learned a lot that they had forgotten or didn’t know as road regulations change over the years.

The first of the courses for the public are being held on November 24 and December 1, with a nationwide launch planned for next year.

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