Since Spring 2016, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has been partnering with Roadwise Driver Training, a business owned by charity Aberdeen Foyer, to help promote safe driving practices in the North-East of Scotland.
As the largest independent driver training provider in the region, the Roadwise team delivers training designed to instill road safety awareness in drivers from an early age.
AECC provides an off-road area for the training courses which includes an Introduction to Driving for Under 17s and scope for learner drivers to develop their manoeuvrability skills. The space is also used for trailer towing practice and reversing manoeuvres.
In the past year, 60 delegates have taken part in Roadwise sessions at AECC and profits generated by Roadwise directly supports the work of Aberdeen Foyer, a local charity working to alleviate homelessness and unemployment in the region.
Fiona Mann, director of operations and safety at AECC, said: “AECC have been working alongside Aberdeen Foyer for a number of years on their Employability Scheme… Knowing we can provide the space to help better road safety in the North-East is something we are proud to be a part of.”
Dave Watson, founder and executive director of Roadwise added: “We are grateful to AECC for providing an off-road facility to add value to our driver development programmes… It is an excellent facility to enable learners to enhance their skills en route to becoming safe and responsible drivers.”