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Roads: Safe Use

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of The Earl of Dundee The Earl of Dundee Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the likely take-up of the foundation course in safe road use to be piloted in Scotland.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

In the fora of young people that the Driving Standards Agency organised as part of preparing the Learning to Drive consultation proposals, including those held in Scotland, 85 per cent of participants said that they would be interested in taking a foundation qualification in safe road use, provided it was not an obligatory course. The aim is to make this qualification engaging and enjoyable as well as valuable.

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