Students begin driver education programme

High school students from the two government secondary schools in Grand Cayman have started in-car driver education training as part of an annual programme organised by a group of local companies and government agencies.

Insurance company SaxonMG has launched the next phase of its annual Drivers Education Programme in partnership with Saxon Motor and General Insurance Company, Prestige Motors and Cico Avis Rental Car Company, as well as the Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing and the Ministry of Education.

Since October 2011, when the first phase of the programme began, more than 370 students from John Gray and Clifton Hunter high schools have participated in the theoretical course. The course was conducted by Senior Inspector Roy Bush and Burmon Scott from the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing.

Minister of Education Rolston Anglin has lauded the programme for its ability to train young drivers and expressed his hopes for the effort to be extended to additional students in Grand Cayman and also the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Brian Williams, chief executive officer of SaxonMG, said, “By offering this programme to the 16-year-old students, these young drivers will be able to apply the principles learnt from this programme to be better drivers tomorrow.”

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