Young people from the Coleraine area have successfully completed the ‘Drive for Life’ course.
CRUN’s Youth Empowerment and Resilience (YEAR) project enabled the young people to take part thanks to funding from the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland Policing Board, Coleraine Borough Council and Coleraine Policing, Community Safety Partnership and the Big Lottery.
The YEAR project assist young people in the Coleraine Borough Council area who are unattached to current youth provision and who may be at risk of, or who are already involved in antisocial behaviour.
Drive for Life’s main aim is to improve the knowledge and awareness of potential drivers to the freedom and independence that driving brings, coupled with the extreme dangers that it will expose them to, whilst behind the wheel; along with a better understanding of the PSNI’s requirement to police the drive to save lives.
Sessions covered in the course included, an awareness of the hazard perception test and theory test criteria, car modifications and the human/financial costs of driving.
“We wanted to give young people the opportunity to educate themselves, “ said Michele Loughery YEAR Project Coordinator.