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Jet site encourages safe driving

14 April, 2011

Jet is encouraging young drivers to be safe on the road by giving out road safety packs on 38 sites across the UK.

Young drivers who have taken their Pass Plus course within the past 12 months are eligible for the packs. The first five who present their Pass Plus certificate will be given a free Stay Safe pack.

The packs include an in-car fire extinguisher, a safety torch and a fold-out pocket safety guide with tips on what to do in the event of an emergency or breakdown, basic care maintenance and how to drive more fuel-efficiently. The offer runs from Monday, April 18 to April 25.

Statistics show that one in five drivers have an accident in the first six months after passing their test, with 20% of new drivers involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel. Shockingly, two drivers under the age of 25 die every day in crashes in the UK.

Padstow Petrol Station in Padstow, Cornwall is one of the forecourts involved in the promotion. Mike Trenouth, who runs the site, said: “Safety lies at the heart of Jet’s approach so we are delighted to be involved in the ‘Stay Safe’ initiative. The statistics on road accidents involving young drivers make for alarming reading.

"We wanted to give something back to those that have gone one step further to achieve safety on the roads by taking the Pass Plus course. Hopefully, in turn, we will also raise awareness of the course and encourage other young drivers to consider ways in which to improve their driving skills and their confidence on the road.”

 





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