Welsh Young Driver of the Year is rewarded with new Daewoo Matiz
Newport-born Cerys Broome, 23, jumped for joy when she collected her Daewoo Matiz city car, her reward for winning the 2004 Daewoo Young Driver Challenge, the successful safer driving initiative organised by the Road Safety Council of Wales and supported by the Welsh Assembly.
Cerys was presented with her brand new Daewoo Matiz at the Cardiff Daewoo retailer, located at Culverhouse Cross, and was clearly delighted to have won the top prize from a record 1,100 young Welsh entrants who took part in the programme. The initiative was established to improve the driving skills and attitudes of young drivers, statistically the most likely to have a road accident on Welsh roads.
"It was a fantastic programme and an experience which I would recommend to all young drivers. The training reinforces the key skills that we should be using on the roads from day to day and provides a better understanding of general road craft. With time, these skills become second nature and without even realising it, you become a safer driver," said Cerys.
All 1,100 participants received safer driving training during the six month initiative and the final eight underwent intensive driver training sessions at the South Wales police headquarters, with Cerys winning through to collect the car which comes with Daewoo’s Peace of Mind package of three-year's/60,000 miles free servicing, three-year/60,000 mile warranty and three-year's AA Total recovery, along with 12 months free insurance.Published 5 September 2004