Youngsters can practise precision driving at Autotest event

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YOUNGSTERS with an itch to get behind the wheel are invited to test their driving skills at a motoring event.

The Autotest event has been arranged by East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and Southsea Motor Club, with the cars provided by TS Recovery.

Those 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, they’ll just need to know how to steer and operate the pedals. There will be an instructor in the car at all times.

Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC’s portfolio holder for customer service, said: ‘This event has proved a huge success in the past and it’s sure to be great fun too. It’s really important young people get behind the wheel in a safe environment and learn how to control a car.’

The event is taking place on Sunday, May 14 at Penns Place in Petersfield from 8.30am onwards. To sign-up to take part, e-mail john.geoghegan@easthants.gov.uk