As kids aren`t allowed to drive until they are 18, lose to being a responsible adult, Jaguar thought of a solution to avoid the UK law. So it announced that it will organize free driving lessons with its new XF for childrens under 17 years old. On a closed circuit, of course.
The brnd new Jaguar sports saloon experience is offered to the next generation of drivers with the launch of Jaguar First. This new scheme from Jaguar offers driving lesson experience days to 11-17 year-olds to help prepare them for their driving test and for driving safely and responsibly on public roads.
Jaguar First lessons start from just £45 and are available to book at www.jaguarfirst.com. The lessons offer under 17s a fun and safe way to experience driving a car, in a realistic on-the-road environment, with a focus on the skills and attitude needed to become a responsible driver.
Youngsters will drive a 2.0-litre, 180 PS diesel XE with automatic transmission. Lessons will be delivered by government approved driving instructors in Jaguar XEs featuring dual controls.
Once they’ve mastered the basics, youngsters will be able to progress to driving in two-way traffic, dealing with junctions and roundabouts, master turning and steering through slaloms and practice bay andreverse parking. At some venues, there will also be areas where drivers can safely experience the handling of the car at higher speeds of up to 40 miles an hour.
Recent research has shown that learning to drive responsibly from an earlier age lowers the risk of accidents. Four hundred people are killed each year in the UK in accidents involving young drivers, and one in five newly qualified drivers will crash their car within six months of passing their test. By extending the period of learning with a qualified instructor, and by introducing the concept at an age when they’re more receptive to safety messages, this figure can drop by more than half.