17th February 2019
The UK's biggest and best under 17 driving school, with over 400,000 lessons delivered so far
You can't get a driving licence in the UK until you're 17 but now, thanks to YOUNG DRIVER™, if you're 10 or over, you can learn to drive at one of our 45 UK centres. With over 400,000 lessons delivered since 2009 we are the UKs biggest under 17 driving school. Its a great opportunity for junior drivers.
Research shows that it is a lack of driving experience - not a lack of years on the planet - that causes 1 in 5 newly qualified drivers to crash within 6 months of passing their test. Something had to be done to reduce this frightening statistic - and so we started YOUNG DRIVER™!
YOUNG DRIVER™ has created a range of special cars for 5 – 10 year olds to drive at various locations around the UK. Called “Firefly”, the two-seater cars were especially styled for Young Driver by veteran car designer Chris Johnson. Firefly cars feature independent suspension, disc brakes, twin electric motors, rack and pinion steering, indicators and head lights – making them drive and handle just like real cars on the road!
The tablet-based dashboard features an electronic speedo, clock and power status dial. The cars are two seaters with an adjustable drivers seat, so youngsters can be accompanied by mum or dad or a friend!
With a top speed of 10 mph, each car features an innovative and patented safety system that uses special sensors to detect obstacles and bring the car to a halt, avoiding collision. Parents can also use a remote control cut off switch in case of emergency.