Ballyclare High School Year 13 and Year 14 students have taken part in the Specsavers backed New Driver NI programme.

The advice and information initiative supports sixth year students at secondary schools throughout Northern Ireland and provides practical trips and information for both learners and those who have recently passed their test to help them stay safe on the roads.

Creating a community of safe young drivers

The programme engages directly with young people by delivering drive safe presentations at schools as well as offering online content.

In addition to advice on road safety, the New Driver NI roadshows also offer useful and money saving tips on buying, insuring and maintaining a car and also advice on the law and driving. Students, teachers and parents can also keep up to speed with the initiative’s monthly e-zine and social media updates.

Essential and useful advice

New Driver NI Manager Stephen Savage said: ‘Driving safely has never been more important and we aim to provide our young people and their parents with essential, invaluable and useful advice and information to help new drivers be sensible and proficient now and in the future.

‘With Specsavers as a partner we also aim to drive home the link between good vision and safe driving.’

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