Perrys gets local teens into gear

Staff at Perrys on London Road, High Wycombe held a workshop last week for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 on car maintenance and the technical aspects of owning and driving a car.

John Walton, Duncan Gilchrist and Jayson Wright took time out from working at the dealership to give youngsters ‘essential’ advice on owning and driving a car.

Walton, who is Service Manager at Perrys, said: "Driving a car is like owning a lethal weapon and understanding the mechanics is one way we can help to reduce the amount of road deaths in the UK.

"We were delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile event. It is essential that drivers are fully aware of the dangers on the roads and how to maintain their vehicle."

Helped out by the Association of Wycombe and District Driving School and representatives from the local police force, the day was designed to improve the accident rate amongst young drivers through education.

Over a quarter of deaths and serious injuries on UK roads are down to under 25s, and an 18 year old driver is three times as likely to be involved in an accident than a driver 30 years older, according to road safety organisation ROSPA.

Youngsters were helped by the dealership’s fleet of Ford cars on the day, including best-selling models such as the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta.

For more information about the Perrys High Wycombe dealership, visit it in person on London Road, High Wycombe, or call 01494 450 000.