Young Drivers Event 2017Edinburgh Corn Exchange 9 - 12 October

Lothian will again have a presence at this years Streets Ahead Young Drivers event at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange this week.

Focussing on the risks and responsibilities young people have to face when learning to drive, the event, now in it’s seventh year, will be attended by over 2,000 local 16 and 17 year olds from local secondary schools.

We will be there to tell everyone what we do, what’s involved with driving a bus and how small actions while driving can make a big difference to other road users including buses and our passengers.

Sarah Boyd, Lothian Operations Director commented:

Getting behind the wheel for the first time is exciting and we are delighted to be able to attend the City of Edinburgh Council’s Young Driver event to offer support and guidance to the next generation of drivers. As the city population expands and road space decreases, it is important to understand how to share road space responsibly and our presentation aims to make other road users aware of the direct impact their driving can have on our customers and buses.  By working with the City of Edinburgh Council at this year’s Young Driver event we hope to develop awareness of how the smallest of actions whilst driving can have life changing and lasting consequences.

If you are going along with your school, watch our road safety presentation, see what you can see from the drivers seat of one of our buses, pick up some of our giveways and enter our Twitter competition to WIN prizes.