National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

20 September 2013

Bookings are coming in fast for the last ever NFYFC driving course for members to learn how to control their vehicles in a skid situation and get expert training on rural roads.

The Drive Doctors course, which has been heavily subsidised by NFU Mutual as part of its support of the Drive it Home campaign, only costs £10 for members and is being held at Finmere Aerodrome in Milton Keynes on Sunday 13 October.

So far around 80 members have taken part in these specialist driving courses that have been held in Kenilworth and Honiton and feedback has shown that 95% of participants said the course had made them think differently about the way they drive.

In the same survey, 95% of participants also said they felt more confident about knowing what to do if they were involved in a skid situation.

The course, which is taught by professional racing drivers from the Drive Doctors company, is aimed at young drivers who live and work in rural areas and includes:
•    Learning how to react to/control major skids
•    Experiencing wet/icy condition simulations
•    Receiving expert advice on rural driving
•    Learning about key motor maintenance

Tom Evans took part in the course at the Kenilworth Prodrive centre in June and was surprised by his experience on the skid pan.

“I did just over a 180 degree turn. It’s quite a shock when you first do it and I didn’t know how to react. And that was in a controlled situation with someone – not on my own at night. The driver explained how to control the car and that was really good because if i;d done that on the road I wouldn’t have know what to do," said Tom.

The course runs in two sessions (morning and afternoon) with a total of 36 spaces available at £10. Members are already booking on the course and places are being given on a first come, first served basis. Please book by 4th October to secure a place. Contact Christina Evans or call 02476 857227.

For more information, visit our Drive Doctors page and the campaign area of the site.

Watch this video to see members experiencing the course in Kenilworth.


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