Those taking part in today's driving course for young drivers from the countryside have described how it will help them in the future.
Amy Purvin, 18, from North Herefordshire has been brought up in the farming community for most of her life. She says practising skidding will help her in poor driving conditions in the future.
Anna-May Furness, 18, lives on a farm near Kidderminster. She says a number of her friends have been involved in road accidents.
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
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