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Club News: Young teens are crowned UK’s Best Young Drivers - before legal driving age

Publication date: 22 October 2014

Two young teens were crowned UK’s Best Young Drivers by judges from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) based on their control of the vehicle, precise manoeuvres and quick thinking behind the wheel.

More than 350 young people entered the competition, organised by Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of driving tuition for under-17s. Winners, Troy Hickling, 16, and Hannah Tripp, 13, were among the 40 who made it to the final of the contest, which was open to those aged between 11 and 16.


One of the judges, IAM director of standards Mark Lewis, said: “Young people are often labelled as risky drivers; but Troy, Hannah and all the entrants to the contest have shown that they can achieve the highest standards of driving safety. He added: “There is a small amount of research to suggest that those who undertake driver training at an early age pass their [drivers] test first time. It would seem that whilst they may have less on-road driver training once they obtain their provisional licence, their attitudes to safe driving remain unchanged by peer pressure."

Read the full story on IAM's website


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