Autotest back in gear for another year

Friday, 6 April, 2018

Young people can put their driving skills to the test at the latest motoring event to be held in Petersfield.

Autotest gives would-be drivers over 14 a chance to get behind the wheel in a safe but competitive environment.

The event is taking place at Penns Place in Petersfield on Sunday 29 April and is being organised by East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and its award-winning partner Southsea Motor Club.

It will allow competitors to practise precision driving around a specially-constructed course under the supervision of professionals.

Young drivers will not need any form of licence and will just need to know how to steer and to operate the pedals. There will be an instructor in the car at all times.

Southsea Motor Club was named the JLT MSA Club of the Year after using events like Autotest to introduce motor sport to new people and dramatically increase its membership. It was chosen ahead of more than 700 other clubs across the country and its work on Autotest with EHDC was highlighted as a big part of that success.

Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Customer Service, said: “Autotest is a great event and gives young people a chance to get behind the wheel of a car in a safe way.

“It’s a brilliantly-run event and great fun for everyone concerned and I am not surprised to see that Southsea Motor Club’s excellent work at events like Autotest has been rewarded with a prestigious award.”

To find out more and to sign-up to take part in the event please email john.geoghegan@easthants.gov.uk by 25 April