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Pimp Your Ride: chance to win top quality driving sessions
Thursday 17th June, 2010

Pimp Your Ride: chance to win top quality driving sessions
Night out - Sarah Roscoe from Pemberton heads out in mum's car.

It might be pedestriansied, but Wigan Market Square will be the place to be for all young drivers and would-be drivers this week.

Driving experts are offering a unique opportunity for 17-25 year olds to try out the 3D driving simulator, win a full free advanced driving course and even get free access to a skid pan. Plus there will be loads of freebies and giveaways, plus top quality advice from various groups and organisations.

From 10am to 4pm on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June, the team will be in the centre of town and visitors can come over for a natter or stay awhile to discuss issues at length.

“This is a brilliant opportunity,” says Cllr David Molyneux, the council’s champion for the environment and member of the road safety forum. “Usually everyone wants to lecture new drivers about careful motoring, but here you can find things out for yourself, have fun and even win prizes.”

Available on the day:

  • Up to 30 skid pan courses available, to people taking up IAM membership (each worth £100)

  • IAM competition for free Advanced Driving Course (worth £139)

  • BSM driving simulator - for young drivers to have a go

  • Crashed car display

  • Giveaways, information, advice

The council’s local transport and road safety team will be joined by partners from the borough’s road safety forum, and supported by the Institute of Advanced Motorists, the British School of Motoring, GM Police, Fire & Rescue Service, NW Air Ambulance, the PCT, the AA, the Highways Agency and the National Car Control Centre.

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