Seat teaches 11 year olds to drive

According to a new survey carried out by the stylish Spanish car maker, the number of accidents from drivers who have taken part in the driver training from between 11 and 17 years of age is significantly down on the national average.

Seat’s Young Driver programme was introduced to allow younger drivers to get behind the wheel before they are legally allowed a licence on the roads.

And, with Department of Transport figures showing one in five young drivers will have an accident within six months of passing the test, Seat says it is helping the UK become safer drivers.

The programme is also garnering support from motoring groups as the numbers taking part rise.

Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) chief examiner Peter Rodger said: “It’s good to see early indications that pre-driver courses are producing safer drivers. The IAM has always felt that training drivers over a longer period of time and catching them when their attitudes towards driving are still developing is key to producing a safer driver.”

Seat is known as a car brand that appeals to younger drivers. The likes of the Seat Ibiza supermini, a stylish small car available from under £10,000, are a popular choice with younger drivers.

This choice has been expanded in recent months with the introduction of the Seat Mii, a three-door city car starting from just £8,000 in the UK.

The car, which is almost identical to the World Car of the Year 2012, the Volkswagen Up, comes with frugal petrol engines in 59bhp or 74bhp variations, the former offering sub-100g/km and free UK road tax.

The Seat range is available now from Perrys Seat of Aylesbury. For more information on Seat cars contact your nearest Perrys showroom now.