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Double win for young driver

Josh Rees: With Cllr Hazel Evans
Josh Rees: With Cllr Hazel Evans
Josh Rees: With Cllr Hazel Evans

A YOUNG driver from the Gwendraeth Valley has not only improved his driving skills but has been lucky enough to win a £250 cash prize.

Joshua Rees, aged 17, from Penygroes, recently completed a Pass Plus Cymru course.

The scheme helps young people aged 17 to 25 who have recently passed their test to improve skills and gain extra experience.

Usually costing around £160, it is significantly discounted to £20, with the balance made up by the council’s road safety unit, thanks to funding from Welsh Government.

Not only did Josh build his confidence in the driving seat, but he was also the winner of the Pass Plus Cymru quarterly prize draw.

The £250 cheque from Road Safety Wales was presented to Josh by the council’s Executive Board Member for Transport Cllr Hazel Evans.

Josh said he would be putting the money towards a car.

Speaking about the course, he said: “I found it very beneficial, especially the experience of driving on the motorway and at night. I found the information about stopping distances really useful too.”

Cllr Evans said: “This is an excellent scheme that helps young people gain valuable extra experience and positive motoring skills that would otherwise take a long time to acquire. Well done Josh for taking part and for winning the prize draw.”

Future Pass Plus Cymru courses are being held at Carmarthen Fire Station on Monday, February 22 and Monday, April 11; Llanelli Fire Station on Monday, March 14 and Ammanford Fire Station on May 9.