First PCC candidate passes advanced test

Young drivers are benefitting from enhancing their motoring skills to stay safe on the road under a project launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner last year.

Elliot Stones. EMN-200515-100229001

PCC Marc Jones partnered with IAM RoadSmart, formerly the Institute of Advanced Motorists, in Lincolnshire to provide funding for 100 drivers aged under 25 to take an advanced driving course, free-of-charge.

The idea for the project came after the PCC undertook the Advanced Driving Course and test himself – securing the highest pass mark of a ‘F1RST’, after nine weeks of training with a local IAM Lincolnshire volunteer observer.

The scheme is seen as a crucial step in reducing the high casualties among young drivers in the county.

With the first young drivers commencing their training at the end of last year, several have already passed their tests and many more are test ready.

The first young driver to pass under this scheme was Elliot Stones from Lincoln, who passed in February.

Whilst in-car training has been postponed at the present time due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, IAM Lincolnshire is keeping in regular contact with those undertaking the course, including those who haven’t yet started their training yet, through social media, regular bulletins and webinars.

To find out more about the project and courses available click here or call 0300 365 0152.