‘Please David, can we learn to drive?’

Adam Nickson, Kristen Thompson, Abigail Riches, Emma Bradford and Michael Pangburn have written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Adam Nickson, Kristen Thompson, Abigail Riches, Emma Bradford and Michael Pangburn have written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.

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THESE children are determined to get in the driving seat.

Though their feet can’t reach the pedals the Year Six pupils at St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School, Cleveleys, think children should be able to have driving lessons.

And keen to take their idea to the top the youngsters wrote to David Cameron, asking him to consider changing legislation to allow children to get behind the wheel from the age of 10.

Year Six teacher David Aaron said: “The children came up with reasons about safety, that teaching them to drive now, in the long term, they’d be safer drivers.”

But it seems the Prime Minister isn’t ready to change the course of transport history just yet, replying through the Department of Transport outlining why children driving would be dangerous.

But the class plans to continue its campaign and is now drafting correspondence to their local MP, Paul Maynard.

He said: “I know there are numerous schemes out there to improve driving standards among school age children, so I welcome any such moves at St Theresa’s.

“I’m not sure we want to lower the age at which young adults are allowed on the road.”

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