A Four-Hour Young Driver Training Course for 11-17 Year Olds for £24 with Drivers GB (Value £80) - HotUKDeals
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I guess its a great way for 11-17 years olds to get the confidence then hit the roads.
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4 Likes #1
Sounds like a TWOC course.
Do they take a big screwdriver with them, and does this include hot-wiring?
3 Likes #2
Great idea- teach 11 year old kids to drive, then tell them to wait 7 years before they can get a licence to do it legally.
1 Like #3
not sure learning 11 or 12yos to drive is a wise move?then they have to wait 5 or 6 years to be legal hmmmm,i had no patience at 12 so would probably try to find a way before then if i had the driving bug and it probably wouldnt be a legal way.
#4
J9STL
Sounds like a TWOC course.
Do they take a big screwdriver with them, and does this include hot-wiring?


I think its a course that caring parents of joy riders send their kids on.
suspended#5
This sounds great my nephew is 16 next month and he would love it!!!! where is it at?

Sorry!!! just read the post properly!!! doh

Edited By: nattynatty on Feb 05, 2011 14:44
#6
Some kids are more advanced than others e.g. those growing up on farms and similar private land have access to quite a few vehicles. I suppose it's a good thing if it increases competence and skill.
#7
Great for 16yr olds and the like, but other than for special circumstances like farmers and the like, I'm not totally sure of the benefit for 11yr olds either!!

Still a very good price for those that it's useful for.
#8
11yr-olds? That's just dumb.

COLD, very, very COLD.
#9
nattynatty
This sounds great my nephew is 16 next month and he would love it!!!! where is it at?

Sorry!!! just read the post properly!!! doh


thinking the same, my twin sons are 16 this year and they would love this and no they are not joyriders!!!!
#10
Good Deal. But not too sure of the age as it will encourage joy riding.

Thumbs Down for me.

Edited By: Rudki on Feb 06, 2011 11:54
2 Likes #11
oh behave for gods sake, what a bunch of misery guts... i would have loved this when i was 11 and i think most kids know that twocing a car is wrong. if the kid displays a keen interest in driving after this there are plenty of gokart tracks around the country.

But i guess by your daily mail, reactionary, short sighted logic, taking a child karting would inevitably turn them into joy riding, cider drinking, benefit claiming immigrants.

voted hot, if i had kids they would be on this

spionkop
11yr-olds? That's just dumb.
COLD, very, very COLD.



I think its a course that caring parents of joy riders send their kids on.


Great idea- teach 11 year old kids to drive, then tell them to wait 7 years before they can get a licence to do it legally.
#12
Works out at the same hourly rate when I was learning, many moons ago!
#13
There is a place in Dagenham/Romford, Essex that has an off-road place for drivers of any age - I did a few lessons there when I was 16, did my theory test one week after I turned 17 and passed my practical 6 weeks later so it was worth starting early for me

The place was called 'Cardrome' and you can also take your own car and have whoever you want drive it around the course.

Edited By: Mrs.Z on Feb 06, 2011 12:15
#14
i really dont know why some picking on 11 years olds. I seriously dont think it is a good idea for even 15 years old to learn to drive, but for a 16 or 17 years old this was a fantastic deal, bearing in mind by 17 or 18 most teenagers have their full licence now a days.
#15
I think the legal driving age should be increased to 21 years old so there are less "I know everything about driving" kids on the road speeding around like they are on a racing track.
#16
could someone please unexpire this deal. the deal is back on.
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#17
I assume you've never had a member of your family killed by an idiot 17 year old new driver without the intelligence or maturity to drive a killing machine......driving age should be increased to 21 at least!!!

spaceinvader
oh behave for gods sake, what a bunch of misery guts... i would have loved this when i was 11 and i think most kids know that twocing a car is wrong. if the kid displays a keen interest in driving after this there are plenty of gokart tracks around the country.But i guess by your daily mail, reactionary, short sighted logic, taking a child karting would inevitably turn them into joy riding, cider drinking, benefit claiming immigrants.voted hot, if i had kids they would be on this
spionkop
11yr-olds? That's just dumb.COLD, very, very COLD.
I think its a course that caring parents of joy riders send their kids on.
Great idea- teach 11 year old kids to drive, then tell them to wait 7 years before they can get a licence to do it legally.
#18
sonnymejim - I'm very sorry if that has happened in your family. There are plenty of stupid teenaged drivers around, yes they don't have the experience of older drivers (often they also haven't picked up the bad habits though either).
Surely kids learning to drive in a safe environment prior to being let loose on roads with a 21 yr old sitting next to them is a better way to teach them.
I paid for lessons prior to my 17th birthday as I really wanted to drive on my birthday and didn't want to be having a lesson that day.
I think this is a great deal and I think lessons are a good thing, if it was more local to friends of ours I'd be buying it for their son.
#19
This is insane. I know what I was like as a teenager, and this really wouldn't have been a good idea. Accident waiting to happen.

Now, where's my pipe...
#20
Mrs.Z
There is a place in Dagenham/Romford, Essex that has an off-road place for drivers of any age .


In Dagenham - that'd be called McDonalds Car park :D
#21
In a utopian society of course......how many accidents are caused by these young drivers.....why do they need to drive so young?..Can anyone give me a good reason?

robbercrab
sonnymejim - I'm very sorry if that has happened in your family. There are plenty of stupid teenaged drivers around, yes they don't have the experience of older drivers (often they also haven't picked up the bad habits though either).Surely kids learning to drive in a safe environment prior to being let loose on roads with a 21 yr old sitting next to them is a better way to teach them. I paid for lessons prior to my 17th birthday as I really wanted to drive on my birthday and didn't want to be having a lesson that day.I think this is a great deal and I think lessons are a good thing, if it was more local to friends of ours I'd be buying it for their son.
#22
why do they need to drive so young?..Can anyone give me a good reason?

I remember when I was 17 & finally got a car; it allowed me to go places & do things that would otherwise have been impossible.
I gotta say that there are a bunch of reactionary posts on this thread; remember to vote on the quality of the deal and not your narrow-minded views.
My daughter is 10. Were she 11, I would put here on the course.


2 Hour version here:
http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/birmingham/Drivers-GB/239981


that'd be called McDonalds Car park

:p



Edited By: simonspeakeasy on Feb 06, 2011 14:36: Edit
1 Like #23
simonspeakeasy
My daughter is 10. Were she 11, I would put here on the course.
I can fully understand putting a child of 16 on such a course as an introduction to driving, but what would you be looking to achieve by putting an 11 year old on such a course given that after completing the course they would have a six year minimum wait before they could legally learn to drive on UK roads?

Edited By: Baldricky on Feb 06, 2011 14:57: Typo
#24
Nothing wrong in letting your children experience a car.

I was driving my dads banger car around the pits when I was 12 and it taught me throttle / clutch / brake /steering control at a very early age. I had a field bike from 13 onwards to go across the fields (with farmers permission).
I've never stolen a car in my life and I passed my car and bike tests first time with 5 lessons on each.
Responsible parents breed responsible kids.
#25
Anyone know if they actually get behind the wheel and drive? Seems a pretty central location and this could be a bit of a scam and just have an old gimmer telling them what the gear stick does.
Certainly doesn't look like 4 hours driving.
#26
ourdave
Anyone know if they actually get behind the wheel and drive?
Fine print states "Manual Cars Only" so one would assume so.

At the end of the day, at £30 a lesson these days, £24 on a 4 hour course of vehicle familiarisation etc as stated is IMHO a reasonable deal, however the company's "About Us" page does not fill me with confidence.

" About Us: Young Driver Training has been designed to be used by parents, teachers and students as a learning resource. Our aim is to educate new and young drivers and to bring this education into each driving lesson they take"

Edited By: Baldricky on Feb 06, 2011 16:43
#27
My uncle was a driving instructor. He took me out on private roads and this helped me with control of the basics, throttle etc, it also made me more interested in learning what road signs meant, which you should know as a cyclist. It never made me go out joyriding,how many times did Lewis Hamilton get done for driving underage. Joyriders are the kids of parents that can't be bothered to discipline, or think it is not a problem. Kids taught how to drive at this age are better drivers as they know the basics and just need to concentrate on the stupid actions of others on the road.
Most likely Merc, BMW and VW drivers.
#28
simate
I think the legal driving age should be increased to 21 years old so there are less "I know everything about driving" kids on the road speeding around like they are on a racing track.


Not everybody thinks driving like a mad man is cool...
Young drivers are already penalised heavily and whilst I am now 21, I think there should just be a real alternative to making insurance cheaper. Pass plus is completely useless.
suspended#29
i did order this for my nephew. Then i phoned the company today to find out more about it.
he was a very nice bloke i spoke to and very patient in answering all my questions.
they do get to drive, its up to 4 of them in the car at a time and do 10min rotation, so each person gets loads of knowledge and plenty of driving. i really think this sounds like great fun for the kids. i know i would have been buzzing for days if someone had done this for me when i was younger.:D

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