Young people in the driving seat
Youngsters with an itch to get behind the wheel are invited to test their driving skills at a special motoring event. The Autotest event is taking place at EHDC’s offices at Penns Place in Petersfield on Sunday 14 August and will run from 8.30am. On the day, people aged 14 and over will be able to practise precision driving around a specially constructed course under the supervision of professionals.
Young drivers will not need any form of licence and will just need to know how to steer and to operate the pedals. There will be an instructor in the car at all times. The event has been arranged by East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and Southsea Motor Club and the cars have been provided by TS Recovery. Visitors will also be able to take a look at EHDC’s new electric vehicle charge-points which have been installed at Penns Place to encourage the use of electric cars in the district.
Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Customer Service, said: “I think it’s fantastic that we’re running this event again, it has proved a huge success in the past and it’s sure to be great fun on Sunday too. it’s really important that young people get behind the wheel in a safe environment and learn how to control a car.”
To find out more and to sign-up to take part in the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.