Scottish racing rookie Christie Doran is backing an innovative online campaign to steer L-plate drivers out of trouble.
The 20-year-old rising track star is an ambassador for Good Egg Driving, a Scottish initiative helping thousands of novice motorists.
The distinctive red-haired racer says the the newly launched website http://www.goodeggdrivers.com will help save young drivers from accidents and the threat of needlessly losing their licenses.
The newly relaunched sites pulls together the best advice available for 17-year-olds giving a seven stage process for earning and keeping their licence.
Christie said: “My work with Good Egg Drivers involves regularly going into schools and colleges to speak with 17 and 18-year-olds. They want clear help and advice.
“That is what the new website delivers and it informs them in a way that young people can relate to.
“I am doing everything I can to promote Good Egg Drivers and get them to visit the website. I have no doubt that it will make better, safer drivers.”
Edinburgh-based Good Egg Driving has has undergone a massive revamp to make it easier to use and more useful for Learner drivers and anxious parents.
Delighted chief executive Jan James unveiled the new website and said: “High numbers of responsible young drivers have already thanked us for the help we’ve given them.
“Now we’ve made it even easier for 17-year-olds to get step-by-step guidance through every stage of the process, from applying for a provisional to making sure they don’t lose their driving licence within weeks or months of finally getting it.
“We’ve also taken a number of our separate websites and combined them into one powerful and free resource which is also of huge help to both parents and driving instructors.”
The revamp of the Good Egg Drivers resource is the latest element of a £500,000 investment in the campaign since it was created four years ago.
Road safety experts welcomed the launch of the new look online resource for young drivers, urging teens and parents alike to check out the free service.
Honor Byford, Chairwoman of Road Safety GB, said: “Parents, grandparents and carers all want to ensure their children’s safety, including when they are travelling in a car and later when they want to learn to drive themselves.
“The Good Egg guides and their website provide clear, simple and usable information that helps you do just that. Their no-nonsense, practical approach is just what we need to find out what to do and how to do it.”