Starting Out? Try a SEAT Young Driver Session

Finding a last-minute Christmas gift can be tricky, particularly if the recipient is a teenager. But a voucher for the successful SEAT Young Driver training programme could be an ideal choice.

SEAT Young Driver, sponsored by Admiral Multicar, was established a little over a year ago. Since then, it has run more than 10,000 sessions for 11 to 17-year-olds at its seven sites nationwide.

Youngsters get behind the wheel of a new dual control SEAT Ibiza, with a qualified, Government approved driving instructor riding alongside. Young people get their first taste of real-world driving under safe circumstances on private land.

Specifically formulated to develop not only the driving skills of youngsters but also their attitudes, SEAT Young Driver is both fun and educational. Many families are already booking sessions as gifts for young people. Grandparents especially are taking full advantage of the facility.

The obvious safety aspect is highlighted by Kim Stanton, Young Driver’s spokeswoman. She points out that a similar scheme in Sweden has helped cut accident rates by 40%.

Lessons are available at weekends and during school holidays at venues from Glasgow to Southampton. 30- or 60-minute slots are offered to children between 11 and 17. A minimum height of 1.5 metres applies. Prices, which include VAT, are £29 for 30 minutes or £55 for an hour, while special half-term mid-week ‘taster’ sessions can be booked for just £19.

Sessions for SEAT Young Driver are bookable at www.youngdriver.eu On successful booking a confirmation is e-mailed and the lesson voucher posted out in time for Christmas. Then it’s just a matter of arranging a lesson at some convenient time over the next nine months.

Steve Robertson, Head of Marketing at SEAT UK, said: “The SEAT Young Driver programme has already proved its worth with more than 10,000 sessions run successfully so far. I’m sure the idea of a gift voucher will prove really popular this Christmas.”


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