3 March 2017
Entries have opened for the 2017 Central Otago Young Driver skills programme based at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Managed by a coalition of local businesses, car enthusiasts, community road safety, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Police, this popular and successful programme is now in its fifth year.
The culmination of the driver skills training programme will be the awarding of two titles – Most Improved Driver and Best Young Driver.
Winning either of these titles will earn the recipient $350 worth of MTA vouchers and the opportunity to have a FASTLaps session at Highlands Motorsport Park. A further $150 in MTA vouchers will go to the runner up in each category.
Community Road Safety Advisor Jo Robinson said the programme offers participants a fun, varied and hands-on learning experience.
"The aim is to improve a driver's skills – no matter what their level of experience is as they go into the programme."
Local employers are now being asked to nominate staff members in the 16-25 age bracket to take part in the two days of skills training, scheduled for Wednesday 29 March and Sunday 2 April 2017.
The programme itself will be broken down into 14 different modules with a mix of theory and practical content, then skill tests.
The programme is limited to 24 entries and nominations close on Wednesday 22 March.
If you wish to nominate a young driver, please contact Jo Robinson on (03) 440 0653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org