Tag: Young Driver

Driving, Education, EVs

First all-British EV aims to save lives and engage next generation of drivers

Young Driver Motor Cars’ all-British and all-electric Firefly Sport will fuel children’s interest in cars and driving from an early age, while educating them about road safety and how future motor vehicles can be an environmental force for good. Packed full of British innovation, the Firefly Sport will receive its […]

Driving

Driving competition launches for children as young as 10: as internet searches for under 17 driving experiences surge

A driving competition for drivers aged 10-16 launches this week – and it’s all about safety rather than speed. The Young Driver Challenge 2022 encourages youngsters from just 10 years old to compete to be crowned Britain’s Best Young Driver – and anyone old enough to have an official driving […]

Driving, Research

Challenges continue for learner drivers in 2022 as 39% of instructors admit they still have lengthy waiting lists for lessons

New research has revealed that the pressures around learning to drive and passing a driving test will continue into 2022. According to a survey of 150 driving instructors from across the country undertaken by Young Driver, 70 per cent say they still have a waiting list for starting lessons – […]

Driving, Research

Nine out of 10 driving instructors say learners have picked up bad driving habits from their parents

The pandemic left many 17-year-olds relying on their parents for driving tuition but, when surveyed by Young Driver, 89 per cent of driving instructors say this has meant collecting a few bad habits along the way. Despite this, 98 per cent of the 150 instructors questioned still felt extra experience […]

Driving, Maintenance

Young Solihull mechanic takes charge of Classic Car fleet for under-17 driving school – despite not yet being able to drive

Having recently launched a Classic Car experience for under 17s, Young Driver has gone a step further to encourage a love of vintage vehicles in the younger age group – by appointing an 18-year old as chief mechanic on its classic fleet. Despite being in the process of learning to […]