Children as young as 10 have have the chance to learn have a motorway experience in Moreton in Marsh on Saturday, June 23.

The Young Driver skills event, which will be held at The Fire Services College, offers 10 to 17year olds the chance to experience motorway driving at speeds of up to 70mph, and also includes manoeuvres such as the ‘brake and avoid’ technique taught to police drivers, dynamic handling and advanced steering practice.

The event is open to any youngster who has had a minimum of two lessons with Young Driver. Instruction, which takes place in dual controlled Vauxhall Corsas, is provided by highly qualified Approved Driving Instructors and experienced police driving experts.

Changes to the law means learner drivers with a provisional license can now drive on the motorway with a qualidfied instructor and the half-day session aims to give youngsters a taste of motorway driving and motorway etiquette.

A further date is already confirmed for 13th October.

Laura White, head of marketing at Young Driver, said: "As always with Young Driver the focus is on responsible and safe driving. Our usual lessons, which now take place at almost 60 venues nationwide, cover the basics of driving and keeping safe on the roads.

"We’ve always felt it was vital to be able to offer this to youngsters – England’s 6,000 mile motorway network is the busiest in Europe, so it’s important driver education covers this topic properly. We’ve been saying it for years and encouraging our drivers to get the experience they need through our Skills Day – so it’s good the government has now also recognised it.