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Fuel & go scheme gets teenagers off to a safer driving start

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Holly West-Robinson

January 20, 2014

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Learners and new motorists, as young as 17, could drive away in a brand new Fiat 500 Lounge or a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXi through a new scheme which packages up a new car with free insurance and free driving lessons.

Marmalade launches its Fuel & Go scheme this month (January 2014), as part of its commitment to championing safer motoring among the younger generation.

 

Young driver safety

Marmalade argues that newer cars are significantly safer. So they have struck a deal with suppliers to package a brand new car fitted with telematics, together with 12 months free insurance, and financing 20 free driving lessons itself, to create an on-the-road option that it says provides a ‘safer and better start’ for the next generation of drivers.

Marmalade will be heading to Westminster at the end of the month following an invitation to discuss telematics with parliamentary under-secretary of state for transport, Robert Goodwill, MP. The invitation follows the Government’s decision to delay publication of its Green Paper on young driver safety.

 

Free Insurance

The scheme, according to Marmalade, is believed to be the only one of its kind in the UK to offer free insurance to 17 and 18 year olds. It means young motorists could drive away with a brand new car from as little as £159 a month (Fiat 500 Lounge).

“An affordable way forward”

“Our business is built on championing young drivers,” explained Crispin Moger, Marmalade Managing Director. “Times are difficult, money is tight, and we are aware that some young people are delaying driving lessons all together; others who pass are buying up old bangers because that’s all they can afford and that’s a worry to us.

“This initiative provides an affordable way forward for young drivers and their parents. Equally as important as the financial benefit is the fact that this scheme helps to ensure young motorists’ driving careers get off to the safest, best possible start in a new car.”

For more information on Fuel & Go visit: www.marmaladefuelandgo.co.uk

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By Holly West-Robinson

'Hi I'm Holly and I'm a young driver based in Peterborough! I love tattoos, food, drawing and anything art related, enjoy hanging out with friends and family and making a fool of myself. I'm definitely one of the adventurous types who's always up for a good old road trip!'  See more posts by Holly

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