CAERPHILLY'S Youth Service hosted a Mega Drive event to help inform youngsters about road safety.

The event was aimed at pre-drivers aged 16+ in order to educate them on how to be responsible drivers and passengers.

More than 33 young people from the Youth Forum, Innovate, LGBTQ+ group, Promoting Positive Engagement and the Participation and Inclusion project of Caerphilly Youth Service.

Young people were offered a 15 minute taster driving lesson for them to become accustomed with operating a car. In addition to the driving experience the Fire Service also encouraged youngsters to try their virtual reality goggles to experience being inside a vehicle that has been involved in a crash.

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet member responsible for Education and Achievement, Cllr. Philippa Marsden said: “It is fantastic to see the Youth Service engaging in an event originally designed to feature in schools. It is vital that these important messages about road safety are shared with our young residents and the drivers of the future.”

For more information about the event, contact Road Safety Project Officer Jessica Carter on 01495 235078 or email