TEENAGER Connor McAteer won a new Volkswagen Polo S after taking part in the Good Egg Drivers School programme, a UK wide initiative which helps young people become better safer drivers.
The 17-year-old from Cumbernauld was picked from thousands of entrants in the Good Egg young drivers’ competition and got the keys to the blue VW Polo when it arrived at Greenfaulds High school in front of his teachers, fellow students and the Good Egg Team.
Connor is still learning to drive and has his test booked for February 2016. On finding out he’d won the new car he said “I can’t describe the feeling of winning this…people only dream of getting such an amazing prize. I thought it was a wind up! The workshop was great – not just because I won a car –but because I learnt things I didn’t know about which will hopefully help me to pass my test when I take it and keep my licence once I get it! None of us knew about the different qualifications for driving instructors or that we are in such a high risk age group. I’d recommend Good Egg Drivers to any of my mates who are serious about learning to drive well.”
The car, donated by Arnold Clark, is part of a drive to raise awareness of road safety among young drivers and passengers - and the keys were handed over by The Scottish Sun Rookie Racer Christie Doran, who is also an ambassador for the programme.
Christie said: “It was a real buzz to be able to give away the car to Connor, especially after seeing him attend one of our popular workshops in his school.”
Campaign chief Jan James added: “We are delighted that Connor has won this. His school has been especially supportive of this programme and his teachers really impressed us with the emphasis they put on student pastoral care alongside good academic performance. Both are equally important.
On Thursday 11th July 2013 Young Driver Jessica Evans from Shepton Mallet drove away a brand new Chevrolet Spark Car worth £9,000 thanks to the Arnold Clark Group, supporters of the Good Egg New Drivers Initiative.
Jessica was drawn from the thousands of entries to the competition open to young drivers across the UK. The competition was open to drivers aged between 17 and 25 years old as part of the Good Egg Safety initiative.
Jessica said “I can't describe how thrilled I am to have won such an amazing new car. As I'm about to start a degree course in September I expect to be an impoverished student for the next four years, so my prospects of owning a car like this, other than winning one, were nil. I am extremely grateful and would like to say a heartfelt thank you, winning this car really is a dream come true and a great incentive to continue to drive with extreme care.
I want to be a good, safe driver, which is how I found myself on the 'getting it and keeping it' website. Reading the 'scary stats' alerted me to some safety concerns that I may not have given much thought to previously, but the most useful tip was to encourage me to adopt the' NEW DRIVER PACT', which I am looking forward to implementing in my new car. Thank you.