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Help for nervous drivers.

FREE driver training lessons are on offer.

The course is being launched for people who are over 50 and who are losing driver confidence.

As part of the Live Life to the Full campaign, Kirklees Council is offering the training.

The course will be held at Flint Street, Fartown, and aims to help drivers reduce the risk of injury, increase confidence, reduce stress levels and improve fuel economy.

It also covers traffic signs, driving on dual carriageways and motorways, speed limits and how to deal with hazards safely.

Clr David Sheard, Joint Lead Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "The course is not about assessing or testing drivers, it's about helping drivers aged over 50 to brush up on aspects of their driving and offer a refresher in a fun and informal way that means people can maintain their independence for many years to come".

Clr Shabir Pandor said: "The campaign is all about giving adults the information and advice they need to make informed life choices. "This has included information on the take up of benefits, leisure activities and health and well-being.

We are pleased to work in partnership with Highways and be able to promote free driver training to people over 50".

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 24, 2009
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