SEAT extends young driver programme

News that the SEAT Young Driver programme is to be extended to disabled youngsters has received a warm welcome from a paralysed TV presenter.

The lessons will be available from the end of October for wheelchair users aged 11 and above.

They will be taught by qualified ADO instructors and take place in new SEAT Ibizas equipped with DSG gearboxes and fitted with hand controls and dual controls.

Lessons will start at Brent Cross, Birmingham and Sheffield on October 27 before being rolled out at 11 SEAT Driver venues nationwide.

The news has been welcomed by Sophie Morgan, the presenter and former reality TV contestant on BBC3's Britain's Missing Top Model.

Sophie, 26, who was paralysed in a car accident at the age of 18, said this would give disabled youngsters better experience on the roads and help reduce accidents.

Undertaking a recognised course such as the SEAT Young Driver scheme might also help when youngsters come to take out car insurance.

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