Driving awareness session at Deeplish Community Centre

Date published: 19 December 2019

An awareness session for learner drivers studying for their theory test was delivered at Deeplish Community Centre in an interactive Q&A session on Monday (16 December).

The session was delivered by Talk English, Rochdale Council’s project, plus Rochdale police.

Learners were informed about safety whilst driving, defensive driving techniques, speeding and insurance related offences, and use of mobile phones.

They were also given updates on current legislation and laws and reminded of their own – and other road users’ – safety whilst learning how to drive.

They also discussed possible consequences and fines through the courts if convicted for any motoring offences.

Learners also asked about driving related questions including speeding, dangerous driving, MOT compliance, road tax, seat belt laws and other related matters.

Talk English co-ordinator, Saira Bano said, “It is important to teach learners about traffic regulations and driving laws, personal and passenger safety whilst being a new driver.

“We would like to build interactive sessions in our classes so that learners can obtain practical knowledge, confidence and good practice shared by police.”

Sohail Ahmad, manager at Deeplish Community Centre, said: “It’s very important to learn about driving regulations and abide by the laws.

“There can be serious implications if you are in breach of traffic regulations and you can end up with criminal convictions, which can impact on future job applications and future career progression.”

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