23 February 2017
A North Lindsey College student has won a car with courtesy of the Good Egg Drivers Programme.
Chantelle Hudson (Level 3 Diploma 90 Credit in Business student) attended a safer driving session at the College after taking part in the Good Egg Drivers programme, a UK wide initiative that helps young people become better, safer drivers and teaches them how good driving can save on their costs too.
The 20-year-old was picked from thousands of entrants in the Good Egg young drivers’ competition and got the keys to her very own brand new, white Fiat 500 courtesy of Arnold Clark motors.
Pete Langford (Enrichment Co-Ordinator at North Lindsey College) said:
“Chantelle winning a car has come about as a result of North Lindsey College’s commitment to keeping our students safe. We work closely with agencies like Safer Roads Humber and North Lincolnshire Council to deliver regular awareness raising events.”
This amazing prize was part of a scheme to raise awareness of road safety issues which affect young drivers between the ages of 17-25 – a high risk group for road casualties. The course covers key topics such as choosing the best driving instructor, and tips and techniques for staying safe as a new driver or as a passenger worried about another young driver’s behaviour. The workshops are interactive and engaging and the independent evaluations show them to be highly effective. It has proven very popular in both schools and colleges throughout the UK.
Chantelle Hudson commented:
“I didn’t believe it when I won the car, it was surreal. The course was great and makes you more aware on the roads. I never win anything but winning this car will benefit my career and future employment.
“It was good to see Christie Doran (female racing driver) in the session and it was really good to have her as a role model as she was near our age.
“I want to say thank you to everyone involved, everyone has been lovely to work with. The sessions are so important, they don’t take much of your time and what we learnt will stay with me forever.”
Jan James who runs the Good Egg Drivers initiative added:
“We are delighted that Chantelle has won this great prize. Independent evaluation has underlined the effectiveness and importance of this programme in helping to tackle the unacceptably high number of young driver and passenger casualties on UK roads.
We had thousands of entries from young people this year and it is thanks to the generosity of our partners Arnold Clark that we can offer such a fantastic incentive for young people to engage in this potentially life-saving programme.”
Eddie Hawthorne, Group Managing Director at Arnold Clark said:
“It’s important to us to help raise awareness of young driver safety, that’s why we continuously support Good Egg with their new driver’s initiative. The scheme is a valuable learning resource for young people and I am delighted to see that a participant of the workshops was chosen as the winner of the Fiat 500, donated by Arnold Clark. I’d like to wish Chantelle many years of safe and happy motoring in her new vehicle.”
As part of her prize, Chantelle will also receive a year’s worth of free telematics insurance from MORE TH>N SM>RTWHEELS. The insurance company offers incentivises to inexperienced drivers with cashback; rewarding consistent, safe driving behaviours and the company has given over £1,000,000 back to its customers since launch.
Ruth Gore spokesperson for Safer Roads Humber said:
“The partnership is delighted that Chantelle has won the car following the visits from Good Egg. More importantly during 2016 over 527 young people benefitted from the Good Egg Young Drivers initiative, which was funded by Safer Roads Humber. Young people regardless if they are drivers or passengers in young driver’s cars, can face a higher risk of being involved in a crash than other drivers. We were extremely pleased with the way the students responded to the Good Egg events and the icing on the cake is for a local student to be the winner of the national competition.”
North Lindsey College is the largest provider of post-16 education and training in North Lincolnshire, offering a wide range of further education programmes, both vocational and academic, and apprenticeship courses at a range of levels.
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