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Five year olds learn to drive in Gloucestershire

Organisers say it gives children better spacial awareness. Photo: ITV West Country

Should children aged five be learning to drive? Parents of children who've been taking part in sessions think so.

They drive small electric cars, learn to indicate, negotiate roundabouts and give way to oncoming traffic.

Mastering the rules of the road? Credit: ITV West Country

Don't worry, they're not being let loose on the region's roads, it all happens in the safety of a private car park, this one is at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The firefly organisation says it helps children to become more aware of what a car can do and to give them the confidence in later life to take their test.

But not everyone is in favour:

Brake:the road safety charity Credit: ITV West Country