Young rural drivers at risk

Young drivers in the Midlands countryside are twice as likely to have a serious road accident than those living in cities. Today motorists from across the region got advanced training to help them prepare for dangerous conditions.

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The advanced driver training sessions held for young drivers by the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs hopes to reduce the number of serious accidents in the countryside.

The course was held at the Prodrive race circuit in Warwickshire and was run by firm Drive Doctors.

The lessons today were to teach young drivers how to handle their cars through skids and to understand how ABS brake systems work.

Instructor Mark Johnson also took ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin out for a test drive.

Click above to see what happened.

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