With the number of learner drivers on a sharp increase, Perrys on London Road, High Wycombe went that extra mile last month (12th April) in a bid to educate young adults on basic car maintenance and safety.
The event which was in conjunction with The Association of Wycombe and District Driving School saw Perrys staff members, John Walton, Duncan Gilchrist and Jayson Wright travel to Wycombe High School to give children between the ages of 15 and 17 sensible and useful information, on technical and practical aspects of owning and driving a car. The local police were also on hand to give useful information about road safety and to answer any queries the teenagers had.
John Walton, Service Manager at Perrys commented on the event: "We were delighted to be involved in such a worth while event. With a large number of road deaths each year involving young adults, it is essential that drivers are fully aware of the dangers on the roads and how to maintain their vehicle. 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."
Figures show that an 18 year old driver is more than three times as likely to be involved in an accident as a 48 year old, as well as this one in five drivers involved in an accident are in their first year of driving. Motorists under the age of 25 account for a quarter of drivers killed or seriously injured in car accidents* giving perfect reason to educate children and young adults sooner rather than later on the dangers of driving.
For more information on the event or to contact Perrys call 01494 450 000. Alternatively log on to the new look Perrys website- www.perrys.co.uk