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iCAN Young Driver Experience in Birmingham

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from £36.50

This is a brilliant gift experience for kids and teenagers! If you’ve been wondering about what to do for a Christmas or birthday gift or even a birthday party, then here we have something completely unique….. A driving experience for kids with a disability!

The Adapted Cars...

With our Young Driver gift experience, kids can get behind the wheel and drive a brand new, dual control Vauxhall Corsa! All venues have a fleet of Vauxhall Corsa's fitted with a manual gearbox.  However, if the teenage driver is a wheelchair user with limited or no leg control, at London, Birmingham, Manchester, Essex and Kent we can offer a Vauxhall Corsa fitted with an automatic gearbox and hand controls!

The Driving Experience...

The driving experiences take place at dedicated venues, where government approved, fully qualified driving instructors will teach young drivers how to drive in a safe and controlled environment. The driving experience will teach kids how to start, stop, steer, reverse and change gear on a specially constructed course, designed to simulate real life road scenarios. The road systems include roundabouts, junctions and traffic signs. The driving lessons follow the Driving Standards Agency curriculum and will be tailored to the drivers age and driving ability.

 

On the Day

On arrival at the venue, you will register at the reception desk where you’ll be greeted by a member of the driving experience team.

After registering, you will meet your driving instructor who will take you to your Vauxhall Corsa.

Your instructor will talk you through the seat position, seat belt, car controls and mirrors. You will then have a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the car. After you feel comfortable, you will move off to the road course and you will continue with your driving experience on the specially constructed course for either 30 or 60 minutes. After your lesson has finished, you will be given your Drive Diary by your instructor. The Drive Diary is used to log your progress so if you do want to come back again, we will know what you did in your last lesson. The drive diary is yours to keep and can be taken to any of the other young driver driving experience locations.

Need to know

How long does it take?
Driving lessons are either 30 minutes or 60 minutes long. You will be required to arrive 15 minutes before your time slot if it is your first driving lesson.

What should I wear/bring?
Sensible shoes are a must. No flip flops or wellies! It is advisable to wear suitable outdoor clothing if it is cold. If you wear contact lenses or glasses then you must wear these.

When can I try it?
Available throughout the year on selected weekend and school holiday dates.

Can my family/friends come and watch me drive?
Family, friends and carers are all welcome to come and watch, at no charge.

Restrictions

  • Drivers must be between the ages of 11 - 17.
  • All drivers must have an adult in attendance.
  • Minimum height 1.42m or 4'8" tall*
  • This experience will go ahead in most weather conditions except for thunder storms, snow and ice.

* Please call if in doubt, we recognise that height may be less of an issue for those using hand controls.

Accessibility

This driving experience is operated on a ground level car park and there are ample dedicated disabled parking bays.

Disabled toilets are available on ground levels.

The venue is spacious, there is plenty of room to manoeuvre a wheelchair and there is ample room to access the vehicles.

Assistance dogs are welcome at the venue, be mindful that there are limited grass areas for “spending” an assistance dog.

Dogs must remain on leads at all times for safety reasons. 

A car can be made available that has an automatic gearbox, push/pull “Auto Adapt” hand controls and a steering ball attached to the steering wheel.

Who can do this?

This driving experience is suitable for people with the following disabilities:

  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing
  • Restricted – Leg

If you’re disability is not listed here, but you’re interested in the Young Driver driving Experience, please do call us as we may well be able to accommodate you.

If you're looking for a driving experience for a visually impaired child, please see our Blind Driving Experience for Kids.