Meet five of our inspirational newly-qualified LDW 24 under 24
It’s day two of Learner Driver Week! And what better way to celebrate than by announcing five more of our competition winners who have shared their story and been selected as one of our ‘LDW 24 under 24’ amazing young drivers.
Each one has a unique story to tell since passing their test and we are delighted to be sharing their experiences with you.
From helping parents to gaining a pilot’s licence – this lot sure are worthy winners!
Tegan enjoys the freedom of being able to drive, she says: “after passing my test I didn’t have my own car for a few months. When I did I felt like I had to ‘learn’ all over again, but my parents took me out and gave me lots of advice. Now it feels amazing to drive round on my own!”
Top tip: “Take your time and take it easy! Best advice I ever had.”
Annie’s driving licence inspired her to reach for new heights. “After passing my driving test, I decided to branch out to a different mode of transport and started training for my private pilot’s licence. Going through the motions of flying lessons was (somewhat) similar to driving lessons and I approached it in the same way. The flying course concludes with an exam almost like the driving test – except you’re up at 3,000ft!”
Top tip: “Don’t get too hung up on passing first time. I didn’t pass my test first time and two years later I am a qualified Private Pilot!”
With his newly acquired driving licence, Alex is looking forward to a more enjoyable commute to school and work. He also says: “I will be able to experience areas that I haven’t had access to through public transport.”
Top tip: “Don’t hesitate”
Jessica has recently passed her driving test and is looking forward to the new-found independence. “It means I can put in more applications for work and college, and enjoy travel a little bit more.”
Top tip: “Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors! MSM (Mirror; Signal; manoeuvre) is one of the first things that you will learn with your instructor. I got no minors at all for my mirrors as I was always checking.”
Nikolai has gained his driving so that he can help others. He says: “I can help my parents and grandparents get to where they need to go so they’re not tired when they get there.”
Top tip: “Do your best to calm your nerves during the exam and do everything you were taught. Don’t take unnecessary risks, it’s better to wait too long than to risk an accident.”
Here we have the final four wonderful winners that form LDW’s 24 under 24.
Congratulations to each and every one of you winners, and of course, thank you to everyone entered and took the time to share your driving experiences with us.
Learner Driver Week (LDW) is just around the corner. While we busy ourselves putting the final touches to our news announcements and collating all the useful content from our wonderful partners, our annual competition is open and waiting for you to enter to win a dash cam bundle.
Learner Driver Week is a celebration of people learning to drive. Taking place from the 24th – 30th July, we aim to educate, inspire, empower and champion the 7.8 million provisional licence holders in the UK, guiding them on their journey to test success and a lifetime of safe driving.
The Learner Driver Week competition is now closed and all our wonderful 24 winners have been announced.
We will be returning next year for another action packed week of content and goodies but in the meantime don’t be a stranger – our news section and social channels are bursting with lots of useful news and tips to support you on your driving journey.