Sheffield driving school for young people moves to bigger venue after huge demand

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A driving school for young people in Sheffield has moved to a new and bigger venue because of huge demand.

Young Driver, a driver training course which allows 10-17 year olds to get behind the wheel in a bid to create a safer next generation of drivers, is moving from Meadowhall to the FlyDSA Arena.

The firm previously provided driving lessons in one of the car parks at the shopping centre.

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Lessons across the country had to stop temporarily due to coronavirus but were able to restart on July 4.

Young Driver is on the move in Sheffield.Young Driver is on the move in Sheffield.
Young Driver is on the move in Sheffield.

During the break, Young Driver spent time trying to find a larger venue in the city, with the events frequently selling out weeks in advance.

As of August 30, lessons will take place at the FlyDSA Arena where the car park will be transformed into a realistic road system on selected weekend dates so youngsters can work on a range of driving skills and manoeuvres.

Young Driver is the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, having delivered over 800,000 lessons at more than 70 venues across the UK. Youngsters have lessons in dual controlled Vauxhall Corsas – with a brand new fleet of Vauxhall Corsa SE Premium arriving since lockdown began – with highly qualified approved driving instructors.

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A road system is created, with traffic signs, roundabouts and junctions, along with special areas to practice manoeuvres such as steering control and parking. The emphasis of the lessons is on safety and fun and encouraging youngsters to consider how to drive responsibly, giving them time to perfect driving skills such as gear changes, braking and steering without the pressures of public roads.

Sue Waterfield, head of marketing at Young Driver, said: “We are really excited to be launching at Sheffield Arena. The lessons at Meadowhall were really popular but this gives us a larger space, providing plenty of opportunities for youngsters to try out lots of different driving skills and techniques – whether they’re a beginner or have already had a few lessons.

For more information, to book a lesson or to buy vouchers visit or call 0333 577 9010.