Driving home safety message



Pupils from Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen taking part in the Pass Plus Cymru programme


School pupils from Gwynedd have been learning important life lessons which could help keep them and their friends safe.

Gwynedd Council has been promoting the Pass Plus Cymru course and discussing the dangers of taking alcohol and drugs or texting whilst driving with pupils Year 12 and 13 in secondary schools across the county.

Pass Plus Cymru is a short training course for anyone aged between 17-25, who lives in Wales, and has currently passed their driving test or are planning on taking their test soon. 

The aim of the course is to enable young drivers to gain experience in:

·  Motorway driving ·  The opportunity to improve their driving techniques and hazard awareness ·  Driving at night ·  Coping with hazards in busy towns and cities ·  Driving on rural roads ·  Better driving skills ·  More chance of lower insurance ·  Less chance of a collision or injuring yourself, friends and others   Pupils from Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernarfon took part in the scheme. In the session the young people watched a DVD based on a true story of a road traffic collision and the effects on people’s lives following the collision; they discussed the benefits of attending Pass Plus Cymru and then participated in a practical session where they were given tasks to perform whilst wearing the alcohol and drugs goggles.

Anybody interested in attending Pass Plus Cymru should contact Gwynedd Council’s Road Safety Team on 01766 77100 or visit the website dragondriver.com