Aged 11-16 and fancy yourself as an ace driver?

A search has started for the UK’s best driver aged 16 or younger.

The Young Driver Challenge 2015 offers 11 to 16-year-olds the chance to show their skills behind the wheel of a car, and budding young drivers can enter at the MK Academy in Milton Keynes.

Run by Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, the Challenge is designed to encourage youngsters to consider responsible and safe driving, with top marks given to those who show the best levels of control and awareness. It is backed by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and motoring expert and presenter Quentin Willson.

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Entries can be made until the end of July, and the 40 top scorers will be invited to a final event in September. Drivers are assessed during a lesson at any of Young Driver’s 28 venues, and marked according to strict criteria on their driving skills and manoeuvres, including parallel parking, figures of eight, turn in the road, steering, judgement and positioning. Participants complete the second part of the test after their lesson via the Goodyear Driving Academy, an online driving simulator which tests a youngsters’ knowledge of the Highway Code.

Prizes on offer include 20 Young Driver lessons, 20 ‘on the road’ post-17 driving lessons courtesy of Goodyear, a Young Driver At School session for the winner and their classmates, and £500 off a car insurance premium courtesy of Young Driver sponsor Admiral. There will also be a special Admiral Award for the young driver who shows the best attitude, with a £200 cash prize.

For more information about the challenge, or to book a Young Driver lesson, visit or call 0844 371 9010.