Check out below what the local press have been saying about Jumicar in Nottingham:

Preparing your child for driving safety should be a long and careful process. Many parents do not even consider this aspect of parenting until their kids are approaching the ages at which they will be allowed to drive. However, there is actually much that you can do while your child is still young to help him or her understand driving techniques and safety. For example, you should always be sure to consider your own driving in front of your children, and make sure that you are demonstrating proper habits and tendencies. You may even want to consider something like Jumicar, which can allow your child to gain some legitimate driving experience in a safe learning environment well before he or she has a license. These sorts of preparation methods can go a long way toward instilling safe habits in your children…. But what do you do to help them execute safely once they are actually of age to drive? 
This can be a very nervous time for a lot of parents – sending your kids out on the road is never easy, and it is only natural to worry about them. However, it is also important to remember that this day is coming regardless, and that allowing your kids to enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to drive will help to alleviate some of their own anxieties. Here are a few tips for how to feel better about sending your kids out on the road: 
• First, for your own sanity, you may want to look into http://www.aviva.co.uk/multicar-insurance/ insurance before you actually allow your child to have a car. This is a type of insurance that can link this car to your existing car on a single account, saving you much of the hassle of insuring your child separately. And, of course, it is absolutely essential that whatever car your child drives be insured. 
• Regarding your child’s driving freedom, don’t be hesitant to set a few rules. Consider a curfew, or a limit on how many people your child is allowed to drive in the car, etc., until you are more confident in your child’s ability to drive in various situations without becoming distracted. These rules can be important in the early going, and can always be lifted when appropriate. 


• Continue to let your kid drive the car when you both go somewhere. Even though your child may have his or her license, you shouldn’t pass up on opportunities to observe his or her driving, and give tips when necessary. Seeing your child in action behind the wheel is the best way to gauge whether or not he or she is ready for more freedom on the road.

Kids drive mini-car to learn road safety

Published Date: 09 July 2009 (Nottingham Evening Post)


SCHOOLCHILDREN in Bulwell drove a child-sized car to learn about road safety.

Seven to 11-year-olds from Bonington Junior School tested the Jumicar, a small petrol-powered vehicle complete with accelerator and brake.

The children drove passengers around a track to allow them to see how things appear from the driver's point of view.

 The school was selected after one of the pupils was seriously hurt in a recent road accident.

 Police Community Support Officer Jason Sergeant said: "Jumicar provides us with a safe and fun way to improve the children's road safety knowledge through the Safer Neighbourhoods initiative."

Published Date: 13 June 2009 (Nottingham Evening Post)

Pupils in the Driving Seat at Safety Event

Drive My Car: Children from Radford Primary School learned aboPupils in the Driving Seat at Safety Eventut aspects of road safety at a special event held at the school. Pupils enjoyed the jumicar day, during which they were allowed to drive the small cars on a simulated road as part of their learning.

Juniors' Jumicar day


Published Date: 15 April 2009 (Mansfiled Chad)

PUPILS from Riddings Junior School get to grips with a special JumicarÙ as part of a scheme aimed at teaching children the dangers of the road.

PUPILS from Riddings Junior School get to grips with a special 'Jumicar' as part of a scheme aimed at teaching children the dangers of the road.
Local safer neighbourhood officers joined forces with Nottingham firm Jumicar to provide the scheme.

The youngsters drove the cars on a specially designed track with realistic road signs, carrying out a number of manoeuvres such as stopping at crossings.

The aim of the event was to give pupils a better understanding of how a vehicle works and how a pedestrian's actions can lead to an accident.

The children were also given a talk about road safety, including issues such as the green cross code, the dangers of crossing the road near to a parked car and the meanings of some road signs.
 
Please see photo and editorial on link below

http://www.chad.co.uk/alfreton/Juniors39-Jumicar-day.5173721.jp

 

 March 2009 -

Jumicar road safety comes to Amber Valley

Children in Riddings and Ironville have recently received a practical lesson in road safety as Jumicar visited Amber Valley for the first time. ...
http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/news/1663.html

 

Children in Riddings and Ironville have recently received a practical lesson in road safety as Jumicar visited Amber Valley for the first time.
 
Safer Neighbourhood officers took Jumicar into Riddings Junior School and Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School on the 26th and 27th March to give children in years three and four a better understanding of the importance of road safety.
 
Jumicar uses child-sized, petrol powered cars to teach children about the dangers of the road. Each car has an accelerator and a brake, just like a real vehicle, and the cars are used on a specially designed track with realistic road signs.
 
The children drive around in the cars, carrying out a number of manoeuvres such as stopping at crossings and 'stop' signs. This gives them a better understanding of how a vehicle works and how a pedestrian's actions can lead to an accident.
 
The children were then given a talk about road safety; such as the green cross code, the dangers of crossing the road near to a parked car and the meanings of some road signs.
 
Janet Ashworth, Director of Jumicar in the UK, said: "Jumicar is all about giving children a fun way to learn about the roads. During the session the young people will gain road awareness skills, learn the importance of obeying safety rules and become aware of the various hazards presented by being in a vehicle or on the roadside."
 
The Riddings Junior School visit was also supported by Alfreton Fire Station's 'Red Watch', who talked to the children about the fire service's part in road accidents and showed them around a fire engine.
 
Ellen Saville, Deputy Head at Riddings Junior School, said: "It is very important that the children learn about road safety in a variety of different ways so they can put this into practise when they're out in the community.
 
"The children are thoroughly excited and have really enjoyed the lesson today. They have learnt a lot about the dangers of the road and how important it is not to distract the driver when they're travelling in a vehicle."
 
PCSO Simon Childs of the Riddings and Ironville Safer Neighbourhood Team added: "As the summer months approach, children will be spending a lot more time outside. They will be crossing roads and spending time as pedestrians. Therefore, we felt that this was a good time to target this issue and push the road safety message within the local area.
 
"We hope that these road safety lessons and the practical input from Jumicar will help the children to think about their actions and keep them safe, as well as being enjoyable and interesting for all concerned."

 

November 2008 - Road Safety  Week sees jumicar working again with Derbyshire Constabularly.

 

http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/news/1243.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 18th June 2008 jumicar Nottinghamshire along with Derbyshire Constabulary visited Granby  Primary School in Ilkeston to give young people a valueable lesson in road awareness skills. To find out how we got on please read the review: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/news/830.html

 

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Thursday 26th June 2008 saw the opening of Jumicar Nottinghamshire at their new site at Ferry Farm Park , Hoveringham, Nottingham . A local school Burton Joyce came along to learn and then try and test their road skills. The day was supported by Andrew Richards from Avoidable Injury, the Police and Fire Service. It was a great day had by all  young and old&&&&&&&&

 

This event was covered by East Midlands Televsion and Central Television

 

 

 

 

 

Nottingham Evening Post, Friday November 1st 2002 By Sean Kenny

Driving is childÙs play

altBut there is a serious reason to get youngsters behind the wheel early.

There's a new way of teaching children the rules of the road: Get them behind the wheel at a tender age... A venture called Jumicar has been launched in Notts, which allows youngsters to drive little petrol powered cars around a specially designed course. About 40 children, aged six to 13, paid £2 to take part in the first session at Sainsbury's car park in Arnold earlier this month. There is a safety talk before the youngsters are let loose on the cars, which have a maximum speed of 10mph. They have to navigate a 250 square metre course which includes bends, traffic lights and road signs. According to Jumicar franchise holder Janet Ashworth, it is more than just fun. "The children learned about road signs and that a car can't just stop straight away. Hopefully this will help them when they're pedestrians, or on their bikes."

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