AN ANDOVER driver instructor has teamed up with Thruxton race circuit to help prepare young drivers to be as safe as possible on the roads.

Aimee Cook, who runs Aimee Lou's Driving School and has been teaching in the Andover area for the past nine years, took part in the venue’s ‘skid pan experience’ a couple of years ago, and it gave her an idea.

The experience offers participants the chance to learn how to correct and control a sliding car, while in a safe environment.

Aimee told the Advertiser: “After completing it I felt this would be something really worthwhile for my learner drivers to take part in, to help them become better, safer drivers and be more prepared for that unexpected situation.”

Aimee has been working with the venue to negotiate a partnership, which has faced delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, she recently took her team to Thruxton circuit for a trial session, and the centre will now be offering her student’s a reduced price skid pan experience day.

“The aim is to keep more and more people safer on the roads,” said Aimee.

“So after my little team took part in our own experience day at Thruxton Skid Pan last week, which was not only so much fun but very educational for us all, I would now like to help spread the word about The Skid pan experiences.”

Any pupils who have previously passed with Aimee’s driving school, or who are currently learning with them, can contact them on 01264749479 / 07877031654 for more information about the sessions.